This Sustainable Beanbag Chair Is the Grown-Up Version of the Dorm Staple
The ‘90s and early aughts have come back in a big way, and that means beanbag chairs are officially back in style (praise the gods of comfort!). But the beanbag chairs of old aren’t always the most stylish, nor do they hold up well after years of use, so Floyd, a sustainable, design-driven company committed to changing how furniture is consumed, used, and disposed of, decided to tackle the beanbag chair head-on.
Floyd’s latest release is The Squishy Chair, a comfortable and functional take on the classic beanbag chair. It’s inspired by the 1960s minimalist movement, yet has been modernized in the way that its constructed.
Unlike traditional floor seats (and beanbags), which are stuffed with environmentally damaging plastic beads that lose their shape over time, Floyd’s Squishy Chair is packed with post-consumer foam offcuts from the sofa production process.
The foam maintains its shape and creates a cloud-like feel when you sink into The Squishy Chair.Furthermore, the exterior upholstery fabric is repurposed, post-consumer recycled plastic in a twill weave that can be removed and washed. Floyd partnered with The SEAQUAL Initiative to make this fabric out of marine plastic and post-consumer plastic bottles diverted from the landfill.
Floyd’s Squishy Chair comes in four nature-inspired colors: Cloud, Sea, Sun, and Coral.
“We set out to create our first-floor seating option with design and adaptability in mind,” Kyle Hoff, Co-Founder and CEO of Floyd, said. “The Squishy Chair is functional enough to fit seamlessly into any space while also remaining wildly comfortable enough for anyone to use.”