Japan once again demonstrates why it is one of the most innovative countries in the world. The ‘wearable’ that we bring you today may not be the most advanced or the most technological, but it is a sample of how something different can be offered when the fear of being too peculiar disappears.
The company Takikou Sewing is in charge of presenting us the new ‘portable beanbag’, shaped like an onion. A product designed to be worn and able to sleep or rest at any time.
“The concept was born from the idea of a cushion that would allow you to completely let yourself go, anytime, anywhere. Put it on and relax in your living room or in many other places,” explains Shogo Takikawa, a spokesman for this company specialized in puffs, cushions and pillows and that it has decided to present its most risky model so far.
Japan-based company Takikou Sewing introduced its new onion-shaped goofy beanbag that’s designed to let wearers relax anywhere, anytime pic.twitter.com/FJzTYA5wfp
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“It makes you a little heavy in the middle,” explains one user. “But it’s a lot of fun”. It looks like it. A beanbag that goes with you and allows you not only to rest anywhere, but also to lean on or place the computer on it.
“It’s lighter than I thought. and it’s hot“, explains another user, who recommends the puff for winter days.
Takikou Sewing is a company located in the city of Okazaki, near Nagoya, south of Tokyo. Unlike the usual pillows or puffs that they make, in this model the design conforms to the curves of the body of the person who wears it.
The portable puff has a weight about 5 kg for adult modelalthough it is available in three sizes (S, M and L), the first being focused on children up to 1 meter tall.
The product is offered in four colors: green, beige, brown and dark grey.
The price of the portable beanbag depends on the size and has been available to purchase since the beginning of the year in the Hanalolo shop on Rakuten. The starting price is 7,800 yen for the small model, 9,800 for the medium model, and 15,800 yen for the adult model, which is about 112 euros.
According to Mainichi Japan, at the end of January the photo of a model with this beanbag went viral and in less than a week, the company received a total of more than 1,500 units.
The point is that these poufs are made one by one by hand, so shipping times are greater than two months. Recently it has become even more popular, appearing on several local television networks. Japan surprises us again with a product that hardly any Western company would have dared to show. Much less to sell.
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