ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER OF flexible plant pots - urban landscape workshop
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.