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
February 27, 2017 9:00 am

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.  

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