Jukka SetÃ¤lÃ¤ has brought back the bean bag chair. As a Finnish interior architect with a degree from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, SetÃ¤lÃ¤s most famous design is the FatboyÂ® Original bean bag. SetÃ¤lÃ¤ came up with his initial design for the bean bag chair in 1998, but it was launched by FatboyÂ® in 2002. For those who dont take the bean bag chair seriously, SetÃ¤lÃ¤ 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.
SetÃ¤lÃ¤ 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 SetÃ¤lÃ¤ has been teaching furniture design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki since 1999.