Get a chance to redesign this classic beanbag from the 60s

Design enthusiasts, this is your opportunity to stand out and make your mark!

Beanbags have become a common sight in homes because they are so relaxing to sink into. In this age where ‘zoning out’ has become an artform, the beanbag is probably the best place to chill out after a long day at work.

Sacco is the classic beanbag from Italian furniture company Zanotta, and they are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the beanbag’s creation with a special competition for design lovers to re-interpret the chair’s look.

For the submission, participants are required to send in their proposals for the design of a Sacco bean bag based on the theme “Urban Living the Asian Way”. Asian culture intricacies have long enriched and impressed people across borders.

This theme was selected to show that Asian designers can integrate the essence of an Asian way of life through their designs, to enrich the lives of a wider global audience, beyond Asia. Additionally, the designers must keep the structure of the Sacco unchanged, and the contents of the Sacco cannot be replaced by other materials. The open call will close on 3 August 2018.

Ten designers will be shortlisted to further develop their design concepts and work closely with Zanotta to bring their designs of the Sacco to fruition. On 15 November 2018, these ten completed Sacco bean bags will be unveiled in a ceremony at the W. Atelier Henderson Showroom.

The designs will be displayed at both W. Atelier Henderson Showroom and House of W. Atelier at Bukit Timah until the end of the year. The top three designs will then be transported to Milan where they will be showcased in the Zanotta showroom located at piazza XXV Aprile for Italian visitors to appreciate. Finally, all 10 Sacco bean bags will be exhibited at the National Design Centre in 2019.


If you think you’ve got what it takes, and fancy a chance to have your work showcased in the style capital of the world, click here for details on how to sign up.