A bean bag chair is a large, very soft and frameless chair that resembles a beanbag. It typically is like a cloth-like shell made of plastic and is filled with small plastic chips which mold itself to the occupant’s contours.
History of Beanbag Chairs
After knowing what is a beanbag chair, it is important to know how they came into existence. The first ever beanbag chair was the sea urchin chair that was designed by Dean Rodgers when he was still in college. The recent beanbag chairs began existing I 1969-the Sacco chairs which were shaped like a pear and made of leather. At first, the fillings were thermocol pellets which were later replaced by urethane foam, polyurethane foam, Styrofoam, PVC pellets, ad polystyrene beads.
I the 1970’s beanbags could be made in different departmental stores and anyone who wanted them could purchase without any hassle. They were made of high-quality leather and were filled with Styrofoam pellets. In the 1990’s, the bean bags were made from furniture and designed in different sizes and shapes. During this time onwards, they were made to be childproof because some children could be injured or some suffocated and died after crawling into the older beanbag chairs.
Currently, the beanbag chairs can be found in many sizes, shapes, designs, and material. They are made of washable and removable washable fabric that do not experience wear and tear easily. Nowadays, they use urethane foam instead of Styrofoam pellets because urethane provides more support and its reliability is guaranteed compared to Styrofoam. The sack bean bag chairs are filled with shredded foam of the highest quality.
Types of Beanbags
Round beanbag chairs- These chairs are circular I shape when spread out. In fact, they are the commonest and can be placed in the living room, patio, entertainment room, bedroom or playroom. The chairs provide maximum support to the head, neck, arms, and back.
Square beanbag chairs- They are shaped similar to squares and look like the room recliners coming complete with an armrest and a backrest. Preferably, they are for adults and provide utmost support to adults which is not really needed by children.
Gaming beanbag chairs- These ones are high-end beanbag chairs that are mostly found in video game shops and are designed like computer chairs. They give more support to the back, neck, arms, and head. Some have inbuilt speakers that are synced with the computer or TV for high definition sound for your entertainment sessions.
Body beanbag chairs- For this one, it is made in a way that you can lay on and are long allowing several individuals to sit on. Body beanbags aren’t oversized but are made in a rectangular shape.
Novelty beanbag chairs- Such chairs are designed especially for children and take the shape of a certain item. There are those that are shaped like turtles, footballs, aeroplanes and more. They are very comfortable and are a treasure compared to other types because of their aesthetics and the maximum comfort that they provide.