Wednesday, April 27, 2011


The original Bean Bag Chair was conceived in the late 1960’s by a team of Italian designers. It was pear-shaped (I prefer the round...) and made of leather. Called a “Sacco", when it was mass-produced, it was made of vinyl and filled with polystyrene plastic pellets … materials which had only recently been developed. The Sacco revolutionized the concept of a chair with its rigid, hard surface design. 

The Sacco became an instant worldwide phenomenon and a leading icon of the 1970’s. Because a Sacco placed the sitter close to the floor and accommodated a variety of lounging body positions, it met the casual social behavior needs of the times. Consumers liked the fact that the chair molded to each individual’s body shape - and kids loved it!

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