BEAN THERE, DONE THAT

Prestige (Singapore) - - DIARY -

To fete the Sacco Bean Bag Chair’s 50th year, W. Ate­lier called on de­sign­ers in Sin­ga­pore to rein­ter­pret the iconic seat. This cul­mi­nated in the Top 10 W. Ate­lier Zan­otta Sacco Bean Bag De­sign Show­case at the home-grown fur­ni­ture re­tailer’s Hen­der­son show­room, which runs un­til the end of De­cem­ber. Three were cho­sen to ex­hibit in the Zan­otta Show­room at Pi­azza XXV Aprile in Mi­lan in Fe­bru­ary.

Pas­tichee by TIF­FANY LOY

“I ap­plied my own in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Ikat tech­nique to cre­ate a new hand-painted and wo­ven skin for the Sacco.”

Shifu De Sacco by JAR­ROD LIM

“The beaded car seat cover is no doubt one of the most iconic Asian in­ven­tions... I em­ployed the same an­cient weav­ing tech­niques and wooden beads to cre­ate a Sacco cover that pro­vides ven­ti­la­tion and pos­si­bly even acu­pres­sure mas­sage.”

Gen Sacco by KARYN LIM

“It is com­mon for an Asian to speak about his an­ces­tral home, and to find many gen­er­a­tions liv­ing un­der the same roof. Gen Sacco’s abil­ity to join with an­other rep­re­sents this prac­tice of ex­tend­ing one’s fam­ily and house, and con­nect­ing cir­cles of peo­ple.”

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