Saturday, June 8, 2024

Question: What was the name of the original bean bag chair?

Answer: In the 1950s, an Italian company called Zanotta introduced a large fabric bag filled with expanded polystyrene beads and called it the “Sacco,” which basically means “sack” in Italian. The concept didn’t really catch on until the 1960s and 1970s, when it became an icon for a certain kind of young bohemian lifestyle, mainly because it was impossible for old people to climb out of it.