– Open call for Singapore designers from various fields to submit their design proposals of the Sacco from now till 3 August.
– 10 designers will be shortlisted to design and produce their versions of the Sacco chair, which will be showcased at both W. Atelier showrooms and the National Design Centre in Singapore.
– Top three designs will be exhibited at the Zanotta showroom located at piazza XXV Aprile in Milan.
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Sacco bean bag chair, W. Atelier and Zanotta, together with the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), are on the lookout for Singapore designers to create their own versions of the chair. The top three designs will be displayed in Milan at the Zanotta showroom located at piazza XXV Aprile.
For the submission, all interested designers 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.
Only one (1) entry is allowed per person.
Please send computer renders, sketches, CAD drawings, photographs, description or mood boards of your design concept to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each proposal must include the thematic name and a write-up of the concept behind the interpretation of the Sacco.
All files should be sent as a jpeg or PDF file and should not exceed five (5) MB. All elements of your entry must be submitted as one file; partial entries will not be accepted.
Please accompany your entry with the following information: name, email, contact details, country of residence, date of birth, profession and a short biography listing
experience and degree qualifications. Please also include your portfolio.
All entries must be received by 3 August 2018. Late entries will be invalid. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged.
More details: http://www.watelier.com/latest_news/sacco-project/
When: 23 Jul - 3 Aug 2018,