First, we need to discuss what a papasan chair is. The papasan chair goes by many different names: disc, mamasan, and bowl chair are just a few of them.
Papasan chairs are stylish, comfortable, and flexible – they are easier to move and position for your comfort. Some papasan chairs (the “foldable” type) can be put in a carrying case if you want to use it for outdoor activities like camping or concerts.
The traditional papasan chair is bowl-shaped with a cushion on top, and it sits on top of an upright frame that allows the bowl to be adjusted to different angles. This can allow the person seated to adjust to the chair to specific comfort needs, but it can also be dangerous as the bowl can slip out of the frame.
Be careful, something like this might happen:
The cushion most often used in these chairs is similar to that of a futon – a thick cloth material stuffed with cotton. The frame of the chair is most often made of rattan, but more expensive versions use wicker or wood.
Non-traditional types of papasan chairs are called “moon chairs” and have a single frame made from plastic or metal. The frames of these chairs are collapsible and usually come with a carrying case. Because these chairs are often used for outdoor activities, the cushion is made from tougher material and is sometimes water-resistant. Also, the cushion is usually thinner and lighter to allow for easier transport.
One of the common complaints about moon chairs is that there’s no place to rest your feet, but fortunately, some moon chairs come with matching ottomans. These are collapsible just like the main chair and will fit in the same carrying case. Other optional features include a built-in head rest or throw pillows. Moon chairs covers can also be purchased if you want to be able to change the style or make the chair water-resistant.
Moon chairs are also seen in college dorms or studio apartments because they are easily moved or stored away when extra spaced is need. They’re also inexpensive compared to traditional recliners, so they are suitable for the young person that needs a comfortable place to sit without breaking the bank. Moon chairs are available in a wide variety of colors and materials and can be found at most major retailers.