A Finale to Sacco’s 50th Anniversary by Zanotta and W. Atelier, Supported by Design Singapore Council
9 July 2019, Singapore –
The 10 shortlisted designers whose Saccos are displayed are:
- Gabriel Tan, Gabriel Tan Studio
- Imran Othman
- Jarrod Lim, Jarrod Lim Design
- Karyn Lim
- Rockett Studio Pte Ltd
- Studio Juju
- Super Fat Designs
- Tiffany Loy
After winning over a panel of judges comprising Zanotta, W. Atelier and Dsg with their proposed creative spin on the Sacco chair, Jarrod Lim, Karyn Lim and Tiffany Loy’s intricate and masterful designs emerged as the top three winners. Their Saccos were transported to Milan Design Week 2019 and displayed at the Zanotta showroom in Piazza XXV Aprile where guests were especially intrigued by the Asian element infused in the chairs. They are reunited with the other shortlisted designs back home and are showcased along with their designers’ own body of works.
“It has been a fruitful collaboration for Dsg with W. Atelier and Zanotta for the Sacco bean bag design showcase. To have 10 top designs return to the National Design Centre is a fitting way to round up our participation in Sacco’s 50th anniversary. As a centrally-located public space, the National Design Centre is an excellent platform for Singaporeans and tourists alike to get acquainted with unique Singapore design, and to better understand the impact of good design on our daily lives. For this exhibition in particular, visitors would be able to – literally – get up close and comfortable with the creations of our designers,” says
As Sacco closes in on its 50+1 Anniversary, it remains a firm favourite in pop culture, having earned a place in more than a few permanent collections of contemporary art in Europe; from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, to the Victoria & Albert Museum of London and the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.
“Sacco – Urban Living the Asian Way” is held at the National Design Centre, Design Gallery 1, Level 1, from 5 – 28 July at 9am to 9pm. National Design Centre is located at 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969.