"Sacco" was the project dreamed up by the three Italian designers Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro, who visited furniture manufacturer Zanotta in 1968 with a slightly odd idea that was nevertheless very much of its time: an 80 cm wide and 68 cm tall PVC bag (sacco in Italian) filled with expanded polystyrene beads. "Sacco" was unveiled to the public at the 1969 Paris Furniture Fair. It was an immediate success. Still as popular as ever, it is one of the design world's most famous objects that is exhibited in museums throughout the world. It expresses the anticonformism of the era and the search for a new type of comfort with furniture sitting squarely on the floor. This revolutionary seat filled with expanded polystyrene beads does not have a rigid structure; it adapts itself to each user.
A bubble barrier to contain marine plastic waste