Singapore / Zanotta and W Atelier.

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Zanotta and W Atelier celebrate the Sacco armchair.

As part of the 50th anniversary of Sacco easy chair, Zanotta and W Atelier, with the support by the Singapore Design Council, launched last September a design contest open to young talents to design and produce the creative interpretations of the iconic piece, according to the theme “Urban Living the Asian way”.
Among the 10 selected designers, 3 projects were nominated as winners and they stand out for their ability to integrate an Asian essence into their creative yet functional pieces.

In details: Gen Sacco by Karyn Lim where the zippers play a double role, either decorative or functional to join two or more seats together; Shifu De Sacco by Jarrod Lim Design, where the intricate use of beads as covering for the Sacco is a tribute to the beaded seat cover used by the taxi drivers in Singapore; Pastiche by Tiffany Loy, with her project she created a “texture-on-texture” pattern for the Sacco, using a hand-painted and woven cotton yarn, through her personal interpretation of the antique Ikat technique.
The winning projects, now displayed at the W Atelier showroom until the end of the year, will reach Milan in February 2019.