BACSAC® is a French brand that designs flexible planters, garden accessories, and everyday objects to bring you closer to nature.
While nature is our inspiration, we have a penchant for the city. To tackle a lack of access to fertile soil, contaminated ground, and weight and space constraints, we created BACSAC®: a cultivable plot of land amid the concrete jungle.
Our ambition is to offer a relevant, convenient, and sustainable solution that addresses multiple issues, reintroducing nature into the city and adapting it to any scale: from the smallest balcony to the grandest landscaping projects.
A BACSAC® is a cultivable plot of land amid the concrete jungle
BACSAC® was born in Paris in 2008, out of a chance encounter between three neighbours: two landscape architects involved in promoting the return of nature into the city – Virgile Desurmont and Louis de Fleurieu – and one nature-loving designer, Godefroy de Virieu.
They dreamed of a free city, liberated from the constraints of weight and space, and they set out to find alternatives to traditional flowerpots to address the complications of reclaiming parts of the city to bring back nature.
Together, they invented a whole new kind of flexible, lightweight, portable geotextile planter. The idea of using bags as planters stemmed from a desire to promote new habits, to emphasise the value of what truly matters – plants – and to go back to the simple principle of containing soil to cultivate it. This fabric, to which they gave different shapes for every use, makes it possible to grow plants in every little corner of the city. This is how they started offering beautiful, smart, easy-to-use objects, halfway between design and landscape
Since then, BACSAC® has spread its roots all the way to windowsills, balconies, terraces, and gardens all around the world, conquering the concrete by providing access to soil.
Beautiful, smart, easy-to-use objects, halfway between design and landscape
BACSAC® is a small company that operates on a human scale, driven by a family mindset and open to the world. The three founders soon welcomed new people whose passion and commitment made them great additions to the team.