Swell Industries Australia is a small family business run by myself, Katherine Drayton, designer of the Sand Wedge beach seat bean bags .
Now picture this:
Working as a nurse, raising 3 sons and managing a small property nestled in the beautiful hinterland of the Gold Coast Australia with my husband, meant very little time for those much dreamed of visits to the beach. So when an opportunity would arise, we’d be there in a flash. It’s just amazing how much gear one needs to take to the beach - a bit like camping, everything bar the kitchen sink!!!
Now getting all the gear from the car to the designated meeting spot, could make one feel more like a pack horse than a mother. I’d be loaded up with beach chairs, beach bag overflowing with beach towels and umbrella etc, undoubtedly wishing I had that extra set of hands. The boys would have their boogie boards and my husband would park the car.
Once at the beach we’d set up our little camp for the next couple of hours, up goes the umbrella and to the water race the boys. I would then proceed to make my little nest. Scoop out some sand here for those shapely hips and mound the excess up into a beautiful pillow, lay the towel over the top and wallah!! a nest of very hard sand that no amount of wiggling seems to fix. Now with a condition of the spine called scoliosis, nestling in the sand can often be very uncomfortable for me and I eventually have to resort to the beach chair – to date I am yet to find one that is truly comfortable. Hence:
The Conception of The Sand Wedge Bean Bag Beach Seat
This is when I started wondering how I could make this whole experience better. What could I design that would hold most of the things that I need for the beach, be carried as a back pack leaving those much needed hands free for the other larger necessities and then somehow become my comfy nest? So I could do away with those nasty beach seats.
Now I’m a real fan of bean bags, I find they give my back good support, allowing me to mould it into the shape and position that suits me best. They are incredibly lightweight and if they weren’t so damn big they would be perfect for those visits to the beach. From that idea grew the Sand Wedge bean bags beach chairs and bag for the beach and outdoors.
Its compact and light made from heavyweight 100% polyester microfibre, ideal for the beach as sand simply taps off and if wet, it dries in no time at all. It’s a bean bag that is a back pack, a beach bag, beach seat and sun lounge all in one. It makes a fantastic gift for anyone who loves the beach and outdoors, and its uses are only limited by your imagination.