By Henri Levett. Bean Bag Chairs. Published at Tuesday, September 04th, 2018 - 04:45:38 AM.
Noted Italian designers developed the first bean bag chairs in the 1960's. Their creation was called the 'Sacco', and was at the time described as an ɺnatomical armchair'. It became the first mass produced bean bag furniture. Just like its counterpart these days, the Sacco was filled with polystyrene beads that make them lightweight and easy to mold to the shape of the body. While enhancements to its size and shape have occurred over time, in general the bean bag chair form remains true to the design of the Sacco from the 1960's. The original concept behind the bean bag chair was to create stylish mobile furniture, which is unlike conventional bulky furniture. Thus the bean bag chair is easily moved from room to room as well as from indoors to outdoors. The design of it is highly praised, as it adapts to many different body shapes. The original Sacco featured a headrest that got its shape from beans being pushed up into this area. In the more modern bean bags, the head area is not a separate component, rather now a part of the bean bag chair which is accentuated.
Bean bag chairs are comfortable and fun furniture that can make a room livelier. It's a great chair for children, those who love sitting in front of the TV and play video games, or just read. It's a cosy nest perfect for those who prefer it over hard chairs. Although, it is not meant to be the primary chair to be used in a living room, bean bag chairs serve as a secondary chair in case you need extra chairs for your friends coming over. What makes this chair even more convenient is that you can store it on a closet or a cabinet since it was originally made to that it can be moved easily. You are able to move it easily anywhere inside your home. Modern-day bean bags now have different styles and components. It has evolved to bring more comfort to its users. The bead fillings inside of it are made of polystyrene while others are made of Styrofoam, vinyl, etc. It also comes in different fabric materials. Depending on your need, you can choose which one suit you best. Now here are some ideas to get you started.
A bean bag chair is a large frameless chair that resembles a bean bag. It is made of a large fabric bag filled with polystyrene beads or tiny Styrofoam balls and it molds readily to the contours of the user's body. The first bean bag chairs came about in the 1970's. Rumor has it that the first version of this chair was discovered by accident. When a Styrofoam factory placed their leftover pieces from the production line in a large bag, the manufacturers thought of using it to create a new piece of furniture and called it the Sacco. Throughout the 1970's, the chairs became available in department stores. They were made of durable leather and were filled with thick Styrofoam pellets. In the 1990's, manufacturers of bean bag chairs started making them in different forms, shapes, and sizes such as recliners and sofas. They also became more child-friendly with childproof durable zippers. Today, most of these chairs are typically made with washable covers and are filled with shredded foam to make it more durable.
A bean bag, by definition, is thought to be a bag filled with dried beans. However, despite its straight-forward name, a these unique pieces of furniture do not have to be filled with beans. There are, in fact, several fillings available for your bean bag chair. Each one is unique and has its own sets of advantages and disadvantages. For several years, one of the most common bean bag fillers has been polystyrene beads. These beads provide a unique comfort. They compress and shift around to form to your body as you sink into the comfort of your chair. Another form of filler is Styrofoam peanuts. The advantage to using Styrofoam peanuts is that whenever you receive packages in the mail, chances are you get a whole new supply of peanuts as well. Those can be tossed into your bean bag chair to help re-fill it as the contents inevitably begin to break down. A few packing peanuts here and there will keep your chair in its ideal shape.
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