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The Chillbean, perhaps one of the most Michigan inventions ever. - ART GRANTED
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Though the Chillbean crew would rather be known as a "worldwide inflatable hammock brand," the fact is that two former Charlevoix High School classmates joined forces with European friends to market something that seems distinctly Michigan: an inflatable lounge chair. It would appear to be the perfect millennial marketing maneuver, from the slangy "chill" to the outdoor-oriented nature of the product, right down to the emoji-like logo. The lightweight air cushion is made of durable materials, ready for a quick poolside drink or a grueling week at Electric Forest Festival. The LED lighting upgrade will only help you get noticed.