Shopping for Beanbag Chairs

Don’t assume you realize what a beanbag chair appears — or feels — like, if the final time you sat on one was in a school dorm or a kids’s playroom.

Furniture designers and producers have been busy introducing beanbags in numerous sizes and styles, some appropriate for out of doors use. And they provide squishy consolation to folks of all ages.

“They’re very comfortable, in a weird way, because they form to your body,” stated Robert Novogratz, 58, who runs the design agency the Novogratz together with his spouse, Cortney.

Beanbags are a sensible choice for anyplace you need to spend hours lounging near the ground, watching tv and films. “They can be great in a theater-designated room,” he stated, whether or not your display screen is in the lounge or a devoted media room.

Worried about again assist? Look for a wedge-shaped mannequin or one which has extra of a chair-like type.

“As you get older,” Mr. Novogratz stated, “you appreciate those a little more than the old-school ones.”

What if you could seat a number of folks? “Beanbags aren’t modular, but they can be used as such,” Mr. Novogratz stated. “They can be a chair, a love seat or sofa,” he added, relying on whether or not you unfold them out or push them collectively.

How lengthy will a beanbag chair final? Few are more likely to develop into household heirlooms: “If you get four or five good years out of it, you’ve won.”

What kind of material is greatest? Shaggy and chunky knit covers might be enjoyable, but when the chair will probably be utilized by messy kids or put in in an Airbnb rental, “something you can wipe plays much better,” Mr. Novogratz stated.

Adjustable Grey Bean Bag Chair

Canvas beanbag chair with backrest adjustment straps

$149 at Crate & Barrel; 800-967-6696 or

Himalayan Faux-Fur Gray Bean Bag Chair

Fuzzy polyester beanbag chair

From $159 at Pottery Barn Teen: 866-472-4001 or

Eazy Bean Everest Chair

Outdoor beanbag chair by Françoise Séjourné with Sunbrella material

$695 at Design Within Reach: 800-944-2233 or

Super Chunky Knitted Wedge Bean Bag

Knitted cotton beanbag chair by Jessica Lee

From about $210 at Etsy:

BonBaron Chair

Chair with adjustable beanbag backrest and olefin material

$799 at Fatboy: 972-304-6020 or

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