Home Goods | February 27, 2017 9:00 am

The Bean Bag Is All Grown Up, and We’ll Take 10 of Them

This isn't your frat house's crusty Lovesac

By The Editors

The bean bag chair is the embodiment of college style: a little sloppy, supremely comfortable and always ready to go.

Like the ability to shake off a hangover, though, it’s also something most men shed shed en route to adulthood. Which is a shame. If only there were someone making bean bags handsome enough that they’d look at home in a grown man’s sitting room …

Enter Lujo, who have fixed the bean-bag dilemma by using better materials and a tighter, more structured fit. The New Zealand company has been making durable, handsome outdoor furniture for a while now. Their new Kyoto series — which also includes ottomans and side tables shaped like round stones — takes the bean bag where it’s never been before: upscale.

bean bag chair (3 images)

The core piece of the collection is filled with the same polystyrene beads that filled the very first bean-bag chair, which was made by Zanotta in 1968. The exterior, though, is made from their own Textilia, a commercial-grade fabric that’s resistant to wine spills.

Because some things don’t change.