Sacco Alato – aluminium
- Designer:Roberto Matta
Paradisoterrestre Edition 2019
First production: Simon International, 1971
Materials: cast aluminium, polyurethane foam covered with chenille velvet
Dimensions: cm W 125 D 80 H 67 | in W 49,2 D 31,5 H 26,4
Weight: kg 20 | lb 44
This “functional work of art” represents in an exemplary way the concept of Ultramobile, operation conceived by Dino Gavina in 1971 with the aim of adapting in a surprising way the surrealist object to daily use. Sacco Alato was born in foundry while making Margarita, casting a bag of concrete and splitting it in two. Lacking any other props, the big road rocks provided the feet for this seat/sculpture.
Almost 50 years after the first prototypes and the very few works actually produced by Simon International, the re-edition of Sacco Alato in a brand new aluminium version has been possible thanks to Alisée Matta.
Limited edition of 25 pieces, with engraved identification number and artist’s signature. Each piece is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.