It used to be that bean bags were always associated with kids. This is mainly due to the fact that the construction of the original bean bags were only capable of supporting the weight of children. In addition, while many children spend a great deal of time seated directly on the floor, for them hovering above it was a massive upgrade.
Plus, tiny tikes are more impressed with the ability of a chair to be easily pulled from place to place with ease than they are with the image it projects. And parents had great appreciation for the elimination of all sharp edges in their children's seating. Thus, the territory was predominantly compiled of the very young crowd.
In fact, it was pretty much conceded that they would live out their existence in the realm of kiddie furniture. There was little promise of a major change occurring in the design of the beanbag, much less in the age of its predominant audience. The world anticipated the slow death of beanbags to eventually come, and all that would be left were photos and memories of its entire existence.
Thus, the surprise of the century was the resurrection of the formerly floppy youngsters chair. Out of nowhere surfaced a superior, new range of bean bag furniture. Not just redesigned chairs, but sofas, ottomans and other image conscious items were unveiled.
While the world responded negatively to extreme makeovers like that of Heidi Montag, the multiple procedures completed upon the classic beanbag have been widely accepted. The original seat was nipped and tucked to the fullest extent. The latest in technology was applied, and new filling was inserted.
The work has proven to have been well worth the effort, in that contemporary beanbags have been able to do what its predecessor could not. The modern beanbag collections successfully infiltrated the adult marketplace. The irony in all of this is that some of the new models are so high end that parents will not allow their children on them.