Fatboy originated in Europe just over 10 years ago and is currently sold in over 60 countries. The hallmark of the Fatboy brand has always been anchored in iconic European design, mixed with a creative twist and a sense of humor that extends into all of its product offerings, graphics and unique style.
It all started in The Netherlands, as an exciting, unconventional design for living. It challenged. It provoked. It charmed. It reshaped comfort. It redefined fun.
Fatboy reflects the unbelievable fun we have in developing controversial new product designs. And the fun goes on and on. And so no one feels left out, we also give animals their rights. Why should people have all the fun? So we give the animal world a doggielounge and tail wag. Fatboy is about outrageous fun. Controversial design. Standing out, and getting noticed.
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, Setala's 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 don't take the bean bag chair seriously, Setala has taken a luxurious approach when updating this 1970's 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.