By Belinda Vargas. Beanbag. Published at Monday, September 17th, 2018 - 00:50:12 AM.
Recently I bought a new beanbag, it is absolutely divine and I love it. It is a huge beanbag, it fits 2 people comfortably and it is a beige beanbag. So I got my lovely new beanbag home and took it out of the packaging and there is the outer beige cover and then an inner liner, a white zip up bag that you put the beans it. How hard can this be I thought! So first up you need to find out how many beans you need to fill your bag. Most good beanbag companies will give you a guide as to how many beans you need. You can buy beans in many different places and in different size bags.
These beanbag chairs come in a large selection of fabrics including corduroy, cotton drill, denim, nylon, fur, vinyl, suede and Fil-tec fabric for outdoor beanbags. Bean bag chairs made in cotton drill, denim or nylon are machine washable, however you should really think about removable liners. Emptying the beanbags is not an easy task and is very time consuming. Beanbag chairs, because they are a filled and upholstered furniture, come under a special category for safety standards. It is important that you know the contents of the child‘s beanbag chair and whether it meets the US flammability standards especially if you have children who use the bean bag chairs, Polystyrene beads and polyurethane foam are among the most popular bean bag chair fillers.
In Australia the main retailers are Kmart, Big W, Spotlight and Target. You can also buy beans at many places online. The bags vary in size, the most popular is the 100L bag. Beans in Australia are generally measured in litres but they can also be measured in kilograms. It can get a bit confusing. So for my big two seater beanbag I was instructed to use 450 litres to fill it. I went off to Big W to buy the beans, they come in a 100 litre bag so I bought 5 of them. It is always handy to have some extra beans so that if you bag gets a little flat you can top it up every now and then. The next part is the hard part. Seriously who would have know how tricky it is to fill a beanbag. My first suggestion is to do this with someone else, a friend, sibling, parent or child (not too little as the beans are a choking hazard.) So first up get the inner bag and open the zip around 30cm wide and get your friend to hold the bag up with the opening towards you.
It‘s not until 1969 that the beanbag as we understand it emerged into existence. Italian stylistes Gatti, Paolini, and Teodora were doing work for the Zanotta Company and were striving to develop the ideal type of easy chair to market to 1960‘s hipsters and hippies. The easy chair would have to be trendy, useful, and in-tune with the 60‘s life-style. With the brief understood they began designing this seat and what they ultimately delivered has been referred to as Sacco or the Socco as it became known overseas. It was the Sacco which was the first contemporary bean bag - a pear shaped leather-based bag filled with thermocole pellets that have been latterly substituted for shredded polyurethane foam beads or expanded polystyrene or PVC pellets.
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