Jukka Setala has brought back the bean bag chair. As a Finnish interior architect with a degree from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Setalas most famous design is the Fatboy Original bean bag. Setala came up with his initial design for the bean bag chair in 1998, but it was launched by Fatboy in 2002. For those who dont take the bean bag chair seriously, Setala has taken a luxurious approach when updating this 1970s classic. His bean bags are upholstered with stylish fabrics and offered in a wide variety of colors. Some of his bean bags are large enough to use a guest bed.
Setala has participated in a number of exhibitions and received such awards as the Excellent Swedish Design Award for his Spring lamp and the Best New Furniture in Europe 2006. Jukka Setala has been teaching furniture design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki since 1999.