contemporary beanbag inspiring designs
October 19, 2009 § 6 Comments
I was looking in the past days all over the internet for a green and eco-friendly sofa or lounge but even the greenest options weren’t that green after all. You can have a look at my previous article to see what’s all about. For the easy-readers I’ll just state my conclusion and go on with the article: there doesn’t seem to be a complete green alternative for the very thing that makes sofas comfortable: foam . So where else can you find comfort and style and the possibility to choose completely green materials?
You’re right: beanbags.
But historically beanbags weren’t something classy or to buy and feel proud of it. Their design doesn’t allow for great flexibility in shaping as a sofa does. That’s because you just can’t use such diversity of materials to build a beanbag. They’re just bags. And they somehow occupy lots of space and tend to flatten over half of your apartment when you sit on it. “Historically”.
But not any more. Although the variety of shapes didn’t changed a lot, talented designers came up with beanbag lounges you’d be proud of having. Lots of celebrities do. And TV shows also. Talking about comfort? “Comfort” is the word that was found among the thousands beans inside it, just like a message in a bottle. Take a look and feel inspired.
The classiest lounge i have found on designerbeanbags and it’s called Fiorenze Leather Beanbag. I couldn’t have described this better: “Opulent European style coupled with the confidence of quality and longevity. Inspired by open spaces, clean living, freedom of mind and creative expression. That’s the spirit of the Ambient Lounge Fiorenze genuine leather range.”
Second but somehow cuter is the Sake Chair designed by Pascal Mourgue which you can find at Ligne Roset:
Last on my short list is the EcoPod Beanbag which is a sort of tub chair with a beanbag cushion. Inmod describes it like his: “EcoPod combines the aesthetic appeal of an iconic design with an industrial strength frame, providing unique eco-modern styling, comfort and durability”.
The list isn’t very large as you can see but that’s about all I could find on my liking. Should you have any info on other beanbags this stylish and classy other than those presented at the websites I linked above please let me know and if they are up to these ones then I’ll make them a place here on perfectcube.
On a eco-friendly side-note, the possible fillers for an eco-friendly beanbag would be un-popped popcorn, buckwheat hulls, perhaps acorn seed ( oak tree seed) and of course the hardest nut to crack… the macadamia nut -very expensive though, I don’t know if there’s any way of securing large quantities of these nuts in whole or only husks.
For pillows millet husks seem very adequate.
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