Lisa Sacco
Chunk of the World

Red Oak, Danby Marble, Castors

My work aims to deepen our sensitivity, pay tribute to the world around us, and point us back toward the natural world that we have taken for granted and thus depleted for so long. In doing so, I redefine the ratio between form and function. A small forklift carrying a tiny wooden pallet emerged from the dark portal.  A meticulously cut marble block of white marble ratcheted to its surface with a crisp nylon packing strap.  Reflective crystals made it look like an oversized sugar cube in the mid-day sun.  I couldn’t take my eyes off it, knowing instantly that it was perfect, just as it was.  A tiny marvel - a chunk of the world.

Artist Bio @lisasaccodesign
Lisa Sacco is a multi-disciplinary designer specializing in furniture and sensory objects.  Experimentation and research underpin her design practice which aims to foster material engagement and deepen our sensitivity to the world around us.  Simple yet complete gestures serve as both encounters and confrontations within our system of design and use of everyday objects. Calculated intervention allows her to bend meaning, usurp convention, and allow objects to speak for themselves.

Lisa holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master's in Photography from Syracuse University.  Her work has been showcased in numerous shows and exhibitions including Alcova Miami, ICFF/Wanted Design, RISDxCappellini, Re-Wilded Domesticity, ISFD Innovation & Design, and DESIGNxRI.  Lisa has been selected as an Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Recipient at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in 2024.

Other Objects by Lisa
Reflection Plane
Vital Friction