Gulima (Basket) Bean Bag

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One of Koskela’s most popular products, the Nomad Bean Bag, is available as part of the Learn by Koskela range.  
We have renamed it Gulima, in line with our commitment to use Aboriginal language words to name all the Learn by Koskela products. Gulima is from the Dharug Aboriginal language and means a basket made from the knot of a tree.  
The Gulima is perfect for school environments because bean bags are, quite simply, a fun seating option that students love.  
Weighing next to nothing, a bean bag can be picked up and plonked down almost anywhere. Its cosiness helps students get into the zone for reading, making this product perfect for libraries. Its invitation to relax is also conducive to informal chats, so the Gulima is also a great addition for common rooms.  
The Australian-made Nomad canvas is produced from a specialised reinforced cotton weave traditionally used for high-end outdoor gear. We use it for the Learn by Koskela range because it’s extremely durable, hardwearing and tear resistant. There is seperate cotton inner lining to hold the beans safely in place and ensure no spills.  
Gulima is finished with stitching detail, an industrial zip and Nomad canvas handle that doubles as a hook for storage purposes. Comfy and fun, we guarantee this will be the most sought-after seat in your school!

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