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HappyCat

Beanbag Chair
2006 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This object is part of the HappyCat beanbag range designed for sitting in as well as playing and romping about with. It is a combined furniture piece and toy. It comes in three different sizes and a variety of colours. The HappyCat beanbag won the internationally acknowledged Design Plus award in 2007, an award given for outstanding and highly innovative design.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleHappyCat (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Cotton with polystyrene beads filling beans
Brief description
Beanbag chair, blue cotton filled with polystyrene balls, shaped to imitate a cat's head and rounded body, 'HappyCat', Roommate, Denmark, 2006.
Physical description
Bright blue cotton bag with white stitching on the sides, back and front seams. Shaped like a cat with two ears and a rounded body. Orange label with 'roommate logo' in white lettering. Underneath the bag is a zip.
Dimensions
  • Height: 70cm
  • Width: 75cm
  • Depth: 60cm
Production typeMass produced
Gallery label
The beanbag is designed to comfortably adapt to an individual's shape. It contains thousands of tiny polystyrene balls so when the sitter relaxes the seat moulds round the body. It was originally designed as the 'Sacco' in Italy during the 1960s Pop era. It was very popular among teenagers. The shape slightly imitates that of a cat's head and rounded body. The ears stick up to form handles to make it easy to carry.(06/11/2009)
Credit line
Given by Roommate
Subject depicted
Summary
This object is part of the HappyCat beanbag range designed for sitting in as well as playing and romping about with. It is a combined furniture piece and toy. It comes in three different sizes and a variety of colours. The HappyCat beanbag won the internationally acknowledged Design Plus award in 2007, an award given for outstanding and highly innovative design.
Collection
Accession number
B.95-2010

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Record createdAugust 10, 2010
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