Lisa Sacco
Vital Friction

Blown Glass, Industrial Steel Off-Cuts

There is a misguided division between the human world that is alove and bustling and the “dead” background material that support us, lying in wait to be animated by our use. My work is an invitation to look twice at something, to see what it is, and to look again to see what it is. We recognize that material has a potent effect on our energy and should be valorized. Vital Friction is a material intersection of an industrial steel off-cut and mouth-blown glass awakening our innate sense of material intelligence. 

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
Chunk of The World
Reflection Plane