Lullabean is near to celebrate its second year anniversary, but for most Malaysians, they’ve no idea what beanbag is all about. Hard to believe isn’t it? But based on our experience for the past two years, to explain what is a beanbag to someone who asked what is our business is all about is our regular ‘job’.
Did you know that there is a generation gap in the society when it comes to term ‘beanbags savvy’. People who lived in the 70s and those who lived today are more ‘known’ to beanbags, leaving a generation gap in those who lived in the 80s and 90s. This is much contributed by the fact that beanbag was introduced in the 60s, became popular in the 70s – disappeared – and existing again in the new millennium.
Beanbag was first invented (commercially) in 1968 by a trio of Italian architects – Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro. It was made of PVC and three quarter filled with polystyrene balls. At that point of time, styrofoam pebbles or polystyrene beads was newly founded and beanbags then became a big hit in furniture industry.
Here is the photo of the beanbag’s inventor :
….and here is the first commercial ads for SACCO….with a weird sitting position