I was recently asked if we would like to test out a bean bag and run a giveaway in collaboration with Bean Bag Bazaar.
As the UK’s award-winning bean bag expert Bean Bag Bazaar just recently had added a new Scandi collection of bean bags, I didn’t hesitate to say yes!
Bean bags were first invented in 1969 by Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro and produced by the Italian company Zanotta, after they noticed the staff would sit on bags filled with styrofoam during their coffee breaks.
It has since then become a globally recognised piece of furniture. I remember bean bags already from my childhood. My friend had one in a cheap leather imitation. However, it was bright pink to match the rest of her room and I was deeply envious! Fast-forward three decades and bean bags have come a long way!
Nowadays UK’s leading bean bag specialist store Bean Bag Bazaar offer a choice between luxurious faux fur, lush velvet, cosy cord, real or imitation leather. The colours are of course on trend as well, when choosing the best suited bean bag for your home. You can also pick your favourite size, from a compact design to the spacious love chair, which seats two. Oh, and there’s kids sizes too!
We were very happy to review an adult bean bag in a soft shade of neutral pink, complete in lush velvet. Our ‘little sister’ teenage daughter already had an armchair on her wish list, so she ended up being the lucky one!
The ICON® Milano Velvet Armchair Bean Bag was swiftly ordered online and arrived the day after, in a large cardboard box delivered to our door. But what slightly puzzled us was that the box wasn’t quite big enough so that it would room the whole armchair. To our surprise the bean bag came half filled up, with the remaining filling in a separate bag. We found this to be super clever, in order to minimise the parcel. Furthermore, it was really easy to fill up the second compartment ourselves. And voila!
The Bazaar bean bag was even more well-made in reality, compared to the photos on the website. It’s a bean bag, but at the same time, it’s a proper piece of furniture. And although it’s in little sisters room, it has instantly become the favourite place to hang for the whole family. Her big sister will more frequently visit these days… If I see a free space, I’ll pop in too! But perhaps even more importantly, with a hectic teenage life for little sister, juggling school, homework, after school activities as well as having her GCSE exams looming, some downtime is much needed.
Sometimes, she would turn the bean bag away from the door, to face the window and our city views instead, before taking her book and sit down to read. She loves reading and would happily snuggle up for hours in her own peaceful space. Finally time to breath!
And this brings us to…
The giveaway – of an ICON® Oslo Armchair Bean Bag
**This giveaway has ended and the winner has been announced**
As part of he Scandi collection, the sophisticated Icon Oslo Armchair bean bag is the perfect accent chair in a super soft woven herringbone fabric, available in colours to suit a Nordic style interior. This is a high quality piece of furniture for the whole family, perfect for reading, watching tv or simply as an extra armchair.
Whatever interior style, the Icon Oslo is sure to look great in your home!
How to enter:
Choose your favourite colour of the Icon Oslo bean bag and let us know in the comments below why you would like to win this giveaway.
See the Bean Bag Bazaar website for colour options, here:
This giveaway, which is only open to 18+ UK residents, will end at 12pm on the 19th of January 2020, when one lucky winner will be announced.
The giveaway is non-refundable, cannot be exchanged for cash and will be sent directly from Bean Bag Bazaar. Make sure that you enter your name and a valid email address. Email addresses will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner.
UPDATE: The winner is Helene G. T. – Congratulations! `
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