Say Happy Birthday to the bean bag today! On March 21st 1968 the bean bag was invented at Zanotta Design in Italy by Cesare Paolini, Peiro Gatti, and Franco Teodoro. That first chair released to the public in 1969 was known as the Sacco.
Thanks to those crazy Italians for starting something cool, innovative, and different…a product that has become an iconic piece of the American (and world) landscape. So when you see a bean bag today, wish it happy birthday.