Modern frameless soft chairs "pears", "balls", "cubes" is not only an outstanding piece of furniture, but also a very functional thing. Such a chair can be easily used in any premises, as well as outdoors (for example, from leather or waterproof fabric). Adults and children are not averse to comfortably sit on such a soft seat. In this case, the "plastic" chair can easily give the desired look. And if the seat at a particular time is not used, it is easily removed in the closet.
Original frameless chairs today are sold in a large assortment of models, colors and sizes. By the way, if you wish, you can easily make such a chair by your own design with your own hands. The main thing is to choose a suitable (strong, not wearing out for a long time) material for upholstery, as well as to know how to fill the bean bag. Just about the last and talk.
What to use as a filler?
How to fill the chair bag so that it is soft, comfortable and durable? In the furniture industry, various fillers are used for furniture ranging from standard foam rubber and wool to polymeric materials.
A hand-sewn bean bag can be filled with a mass of small polystyrene foam balls. The material is quite light. Chairs filled with polystyrene granules are easy to change to any shape, they immediately take the form of a person when the body comes into contact with the surface. It is very comfortable to sit or lie on a soft pouf.
Polystyrene foam fillers have undoubted advantages:
- they can fill the chair bag of any size and design;
- allow you to create any desired shape of the seat;
- fire resistance;
- moisture resistance;
- low thermal conductivity;
- ecologically safe;
- high practicality;
- relatively low cost of material.
Polystyrene foam granules are very airy. But, unfortunately, this leads to the fact that during the operation of foam balls can wrinkle. Therefore, after some time, the chair will give some shrinkage. Those who have had experience of home-made manufacturing of such seats, recommend to fill the chair bag with a mixture of polystyrene foam (60-70%) and sintepukh (30-40%). This will provide the best volume of the product and improve the self-healing properties of the form.
Sintepukh is widely used in the manufacture of upholstered furniture, bedding, outerwear, toys. The material is soft and light, but at the same time elastic and voluminous. According to the technical characteristics, fillers for furniture made of synthetic wool are not inferior to real bird fluff. In addition, the material:
- possesses the thermoisolating properties;
- does not cause allergies;
- moisture resistant;
- does not absorb odors;
- has an orthopedic effect.
Sintepuh is sold in the form of a cotton-like mass or as siliconized balls. The last type of filler is just suitable for making a mixture with polystyrene balls.
What else can fill the chair bag? As a filler, you can use natural substances, such as wheat grains, hay, buckwheat husks. True, all natural fillers have one negative feature compared to synthetic ones: they are susceptible to moisture. Because of this, natural fillers have a much lower maintenance period. With frequent use of the pouf, its “filling” will have to be changed about every six months or a year.
Soft multifunctional cross-bags harmoniously fit into the modern interior of apartments, private houses, villas and even offices. They are widely used in kindergartens and in the interiors of entertainment. Convenience and comfort, original style and design, functionality and practicality ensured the high popularity of these products.