Sacco Alato – bronze
- Designer:Roberto Matta
Paradisoterrestre Edition 2019
First production: Simon International, 1971
Materials: cast bronze, 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 60 | lb 132
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 the historical bronze 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.