A super important list that can't be missed is that of The Beanbag Chair. Yes, while it was once a crunchy, 70's vinyl thing in bright colors that stuck to your skin when you got hot, it has become a much more mature (and pricey at times) thing. The sheepskin beanbag above is a good example. From Cox & Cox in England, this is the softest thing imaginable: "Made from supersoft 100% sheepskin that has been carefully manufactured in the UK, this large, long pile soft white beanbag exudes luxury. With a soft grey non slip suede leather base, zip closure and generously filled with beans." For more choices, head below!
Here's a US source for a very similar bag like that one on top. Originally discovered at Thomas O'brien's Aero in NYC, this Texas based company makes both short and long wool bags in large and jumbo. Check out the pic below.
- Kebnekaise Pouf - €177
Made of 100% organic cotton, Kebnekaise is a knitted pouf and the highest mountain in Sweden at 2100 m (situated in the north of Sweden). Don't just sit down, climb a mountain!
From PBTeen a super affordable faux fur hangout zone. The cover is made of acrylic and removable for washing. Plush beanbag inserts are eco-friendly and filled with up to 30% recycled polystyrene.
- Ambient Lounge Acoustic Sofa - $265
A great variation on the traditional beanbag chair, the Ambient Lounge has an inner core that allows it to retain its upright shape while still retaining a beanbag pedigree. It comes in many colors and fabrics, but I love the Eco Weave version above.
- Fatboy Marimekko - $329
From the famous new beanbag makeover guru, Jukka Setälä, Fatboy was created in Finland as the beanbag from the 21st century. This version sports bold Marimekko fabric on coated nylon filled with virgin polystyrene beads, but it comes in many shapes, sizes and colors.
- Woodnotes My Rest - $1,002
From Ulla Koskinen in Sweden, this beanbag collection has a more sophisticated, elegant shape as well as Woodnotes fabric which is made of paperyarn and cotton. "Soft but sturdy, My is designed for casual, relaxed seating. The cover is completely removable and changeable made with ecofriendly Sand fabric, a paperyarn and cotton blend. The material is dustless and antistatic and supplied with soil-repellent treatment. The filling of these practical chairs is a mixture of materials that is guaranteed to stay in shape."
- Grand Luxe Faux Fur Beanbag Chair - $199 on sale now
RH does a wonderful job with faux fur. It's a heavy, warm and lifelike. Their beanbag collection builds on it and comes with a nice price (particularly right now). Made of finely spun acrylic/polyester. Self-tie muslin liner keeps loose beans contained.
- Yogibo - From $89
A very newcomer to the category, Yogibo offers a number of improvements to the beanbag concept which are usually overlooked.
Made of super lightweight mini-beads and a warm and stretchy fabric shell (that zips off for cleaning), the yogibo bags are remarkably comfortable, stretchable and fun to sit in. They are like the memoryfoam mattress of the beanbag world and a favorite with adults, children and their therapists who recommend them for sensory soothing needs.