brown papasan baskets stacked on the left with history of our sans written on the right on a white background

The ever-popular Papasan was common throughout Southeast Asia for centuries before making its way to America, where it found its current celebrity status at Pier 1 Imports. Quick to get in on the groovy vibe, Pier 1 was the first North American retailer to import Papasans. And since the 1960s, we’ve added an impressive selection of frames, colors, cushions and silhouettes to our lineup.

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five multicolored papasan bases
Our original Papasan has always been handcrafted of durable rattan. Did you know that rattan is so strong it’s used to construct hot air balloon gondolas and Malaysians use it to build suspension bridges? That’s pretty impressive!

What’s your ’SAN Style?

Our iconic Papasan continues to maintain the hip factor that made it so famous in the first place. Today, you’ll find indoor and outdoor versions, a convertible Sunasan, a Spinasan and a Swingasan®. What's next?

red papasan chair

Papasan

blue swingasan chair

Swingasan®

teal sunasan chair with white cover

Sunasan

tan spinasan cushion with brown basket weave

Spinasan

white papasan with black colored basket in the foreground and blue papasan with white colored basket in the background in an outdoor setting

Papasan

Spanning both time and tradition, our Papasan effortlessly marries Eastern and Western sensibilities. Since we first introduced it, we've added more frames, shapes and cushions—including outdoor versions hand-woven of synthetic rattan for incredible resilience and durability, then finished with high-gloss lacquer and fun pops of color. All of which is just another way of saying, "Ahhhhhhhh."

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swingasan chair hanging in an outdoor setting on the left. A close up image of brown wicker of the swingasan on the right

Swingasan®

Combining the stylish durability of all-weather wicker with a gentle swaying motion, our exclusive Swingasan® is a Pier 1 favorite. And there are more hand-woven styles than ever before, with charming new silhouettes being added all the time. For the traditionalist, our original Swingasan includes a roomy interior plus magazine and drink compartments.

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two brown sunasans with white covers in a background with an ocean view

Sunasan

With our awesome convertible Sunasan™, you can have it made in the shade or soak up some rays, all with the touch of a finger. Hand-woven of synthetic wicker and UV-resistant, it’s the perfect spot for leisurely reading, sipping on your favorite drink or lounging poolside (and seaside, too). Either way, it’s one of the best ways to have fun in the sun.

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two teal spinasans with white cushions next to an endtable with glasses on them

Spinasan

Once again, we've used the model of our iconic Papasan to develop a chair that's as fun as it is comfortable: The Spinasan™. Constructed of hand-woven, all-weather wicker over a rust-resistant, powder-coated metal frame, our egg-shaped chair is attached to a swivel base for all-around merriment—indoors or out. And this just might be the year to go turquoise for a pop of colorful joy!

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