POD CHAIR MEDIUM, GARRIMA, Print by Christine Slabb



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Customer Pick-up from Recycled Mats Warehouse, Unit 2/42 Machinery Drive, Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486 Opening Hours 9-5, Monday - Friday. Please bring your order number for verification purposes. Shipping fees apply if the item has to be shipped and is not collected in person

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Joongarrabah- The Place of the pelican

Joongarrabah is a peak that looks over the Tweed and Gold Coast Region. This iconic landmark is a vital part of the local cultural landscape. For many generations, this special cultural place has been significant in the teaching of “Garrima” or respect - Respect for land, elders, each other, and all things.

Inspired by this motif, we'd like to introduce our newest custom pod cocoon chair, designed by our beloved local artist, Christine Slabb of Bundjalung country. 

Our new POD CHAIRS are our most innovative, exciting product yet! 

Design specially commissioned for the 2018 Commonwealth Games

In collaboration with Recycled Mats, this pod chair design is also part of a specially commissioned series for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 to celebrate the coming together of nations from across the globe to partake in sport, culture, art and entertainment. 

The Garrima design was created to promote the beauty, culture and traditions of the local Indigenous people of the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 team has been instrumental in their work to highlight Indigenous culture across the entire competition, with Indigenous art and design featured on uniforms, on the Games Mascot Borobi, on the flags, posters and signage, and in home wares and interior design in the Commonwealth Games 2018 Festivals & Events spaces.

We were honoured to have played a part in this process, and are thrilled that our collaborations with local artists have been highlighted in such a public space.

Our eye-catching Garrima pod chairs featured in the "Jarjum" (meaning, "All our children") Learning & Play Space at the Commonwealth Games, where they were loved by adults and children alike.  We've adored watching all the Facebook and Instagram videos of children turning them into cubby houses, turtles, and nap zones, but our favourite was definitely spying two elderly people taking a little kip inside our Garrima Pod chairs!  Adorable.

The pods were set up alongside our Garrima recycled plastic mats in Teal and Navy , and our comfy Garrima cushions in Navy or Teal were there too. All together, these three Recycled Mats products helped to create a comfortable relaxing zone inside the dome for visitors and spectators, families and children looking to recuperate and rest between games events and activities.

Designed by local Fingal artist Christine Slabb, the Garrima pod chairs have been a rip-roaring success in the space. We've taken hundreds of enquires about them and expect them to take up residence in lots of homes across Australia soon.

We adore this newest addition to the Pod range - the Garrima design has translated so beautifully, it's a delight to see.

Pods - the talking point of a room

The look combines the laid-back vibe of a beanbag with the designer flair of a vintage occasional chair. Kick back with a book, snuggle up with the kids or relax with friends, bohemian style!

Your pod cocoon chair is guaranteed to be a talking point in any living room, classroom or chill out space.

Dr Nicole Grant, a paediatric occupational therapist, recently reviewed our pod chairs. She recommended these innovative egg-style seats for homes, preschools, kindergartens, schools or libraries – anywhere that children could benefit from a personal space to retreat into when they’re overstimulated.

For children on the autism spectrum, a pod chair can work in a similar way to a weighted blanket, offering a cosy, secure, supportive sitting space. It’s like getting a hug while you read or relax!

“Pods can be used as a support tool to help manage behaviour, mood swings, and the challenges of sibling rivalry,” says Nicole.

All this from one amazing and beautiful pod cocoon chair!

Pair this charming Garrima-Design Pod Cocoon Chair with a matching recycled mat in either Teal and White or Teal and Navy Blue hues. This design is also carried over to our cushion range - buy one or more today in the double-sided Garrima cushion in teal, mid blue and white, or the striking navy blue and dark blue combination.



Name of design: Garrima

Origin of design: Bundjalung Country

Artist: Christine Slabb

Origin of Artist: Bundjalung people, on Australia’s east coast

Shape: Cocoon Pod

Size: 80 x 80 x 50 cm approximately

Colours: Dark Blue combination

Fabric: 100% cotton

Care Instructions: Please note that the cover is not removable. We recommend spot cleaning with warm soapy water for normal day-to-day spills or commercial steam cleaning when necessary.

Recycled Mats is a proud long-term member of the Indigenous Art Code, which ensures transparent, fair and ethical business trade in works of art by Indigenous artists.


*More information can be found about all of our artists on our artist's blog.

Suitable uses:

  • Individual chair for child or adult who longs for peace and quiet
  • A fun addition to media rooms
  • A therapeutic tool for classrooms, preschools and kindergartens
  • A therapeutic tool for those working in special needs fields
  • An artistic addition to any space needing a lift


Barcode # 797776543915
Shipping Weight 15.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.800m
Shipping Height 0.550m
Shipping Length 0.800m
Shipping Cubic 0.352000m3

The kids love these pod chairs!

By: on 28 May 2018
We purchased this pod chair for our Kindy program and especially for our children with Sensory Processing Disorder and/or ASD. All the children love curling up inside this pod chair, or relaxing in it comfortably while reading a book. A great purchase!

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