In 1998, the Finnish designer Jukka Setälä designed a beanbag unlike any other. Fatboy is – as many people think – not named after the firm shape of the beanbag, but after the artist Fatboy Slim. That name was on a CD cover which Setälä received in the late nineties and this gave him the inspiration for a brand name: Fatboy the Original. The Dutchman Alex Bergman saw a lot of potential in the Finnish beanbag design and in 2003 he acquired the exclusive selling rights.
The last 15 years, Fatboy has developed considerably. The beanbag is without any doubt the ultimate hero, but Fatboy does a lot more than just creating beanbags.