For many years the Dutch brand Fatboy used to be synonymous for bold, huge beanbags to me. But lately I’ve noticed that they slowly expanded their product range with new products like stools, cushions, rugs. But it was this year’s bloggers’ tour to Amsterdam that made me change my perception entirely. Fatboy was one of our sponsors of our design bloggers’ dinner and we were seated comfy on their new concrete seats and Baboesjka cushion seats, enjoyed a dimly lit atmosphere thanks to the Edison lamp and we had the opportunity to meet their brand new product launching in 2015 – ‘The Klaid’, an oversized and super soft blanket for a snuggly evening.
The large blanket was a tactile highlight – it feels super soft and you instantly want to wrap up yourself in it – which some of us did, like my friend Susanna:-) But we also used the opportunity to ask the Fatboy representatives one interesting question: why is the brand called Fatboy? Now take this: It was back in 1998 that a creative Finnish guy named Jukka Setälä, a designer from Golla in Finland, was listening to the edgy tunes of Fatboy Slim (ha, I knew it) and designed the first original beanbag. Now everything makes sense and Fatboy has a quite cool vibe to it, right? And their new products are pretty cool, too!
Happy hump day and let’s listen to some Fatboy Slim now!