The Pear

Furniture for your hands


The cushion that hugs and supports you!

Click The Pear to cycle through the 5 colour options.
  • baraPEAR-BeigeVanilla Beige

  • baraPEAR-GreenLime Green

  • baraPEAR-YellowAmber Yellow

  • baraPEAR-RedRouge Red

  • baraPEAR-GrayGraphite Grey


The bara PEAR © is produced in Iceland and has a registered patent.

About The Pear

The Pear is a big and comfortable cushion, designed specially to be used as support under your forearms to improve your sitting position and ease muscle-tension in your shoulders, hands and back.

When The Pear is positioned around your waist resting on your lap it creates a soft table in front of you. This space can be perfectly suited to rest something heavy like a big book.
With extra size but also similar properties The Pear is kind of like the bigger sibling to The Apple-cushion.

From the beginning physio- and occupational therapist have recommended The Bara-cushions. Many people experience a feeling of safety, wellness and better balance while seated with their arms rested on the cushions. Research has shown that using them for support under the forearms while working on a computer reduces muscle tension.

Usability Options

Use The Pear in various ways to give you the desired function and support.

In front of your body

When the cushion is placed in the ergonomic Green Zone it allows you to correct your shoulder position by placing the force of your arms and hands on it. In this way the weight from your neck and shoulders is reduced and furthermore, it relieves back strain. You will also be able to maintain a better sitting position with this kind of support, both while working or relaxing.

Lying down

The cushion can be used in numerous ways when lying down so you can settle into a better body position. It it can provide good support under either arms or legs and thus increase relaxation.

Detailed Information


The bara PEAR is made of soft high quality upholstery fabric with a teflon surface on the outside which makes it easy to clean and remove stains.

The pillowcase is 80% polyester and 20% cotton and has a zipper on it so it can be washed separately.

The inner material is white and made of 100% cotton.

Inner Filling

The filling is of tiny polystyrine beads that give firm support and are easy to adjust to the body. In order for you to get the perfect support that your body needs the amount of filling can be adjusted by taking out some of the beads. They can be put back in later, if necessary. The beads diminish very little over the years but it is always possible to get a refill if necessary.

Washing Guidance

The pillowcase can be washed at max 30°C on a mild program without bleach in a washing machine. It can also be dry cleaned.

7. Machine wash, permanent press / wrinkle resistant, 30 degrees CDo not bleachDo not ironDry cleanDo not tumble dry

Weight & Measurements

The bara PEAR weights about 950 g, which makes it light and portable.
The size of the cushion as it is portrayed in the pictures is approximately 55 x 45 x 20 cm (Height x Width x Depth)

Choose between 5 colours

Click on the colour samples to see a bigger picture of the cushion.

What our satisfied customers and experts have to say?

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  • “My TV chair and I have acquired an absolutely necessary accessory – The bara PEAR cushion – what a wonder for torn shoulder muscles. I just love my Pear-cushion from Bara.”

    Thorsteinn Pétursson· Retired policeman. 2012, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • “I’d like to share my experience with you regarding The Apple and Pear-cushions from Bara. I’ve used them for a number of years. I use the larger cushion, The Pear during the night, but the smaller (The Apple) I use in the car while driving and during my daily routine. I find the fabric non-slippery and the material in the cushions helps me tremendously to adjust the angle of my arm. These qualities enable me to do more work than I could do without them. In my case these Bara-cushions have made a lot of difference. I’m a former breast cancer patient and today I’m fighting extreme edema in one arm. It’s no secret that these cushions have enhanced my life. I’m extremely pleased to have them. They have undoubtedly made my life much easier.”

    Anna María Ögmundsdóttir· Teacher and a former breast cancer patient. 2012, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • “I highly recommend The Bara support cushions for women with edema in the arms. Both The Apple and The Pear provide good support under the lower arm and reduce the strain on the shoulders and arms. The support cushions from Bara have helped many of my patients feel better and made it possible for them to rest their arms in a comfortable position and even to do light handiwork despite the swelling.”

    Marjolein Roodbergen· Physiotherapist and Lymph-Therapist, Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland 2012
  • “I use my Pear-cushion from Bara most when I am reading – it gives such good support and adjusts my body so that I am not hunched over the book. It is also warm and comfortable. My 11 year old daughter also uses The Pear, usually under her laptop and when she is reading books and also just as a cushion when she stretches out on the sofa. It’s also an advantage that even when the baraPEAR cushion isn’t in use it’s so pretty, no matter where we put it. We are very pleased with our bara PEAR cushion.”

    Kristín Óladóttir· Mother. 2012, Akureyri, Iceland
  • “My mother had a Pear-cushion from Bara and it definitely helped her. It helped relax her shoulder and helped her to feel better in her arm and hands. Last but not least, I noticed that she always sat straighter with it and therefore she could breathe more deeply. My mother felt better with this cusion than with others. She adjusted it so she felt better in her wheelchair, without question.”

    Nanna Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir· 2012, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • “My husband, Peter was diagnosed with MND nerve degeneration in the spring of 2008. First he lost strength in his arms and hands, has been confined to a wheelchair since 2010 and can now only move his head His breathing became shallow as his chest muscles stopped controlling and now his diaphragn is has almost completely stopped working. However, Peter can utilize oxygen for a few hours a day, though otherwise he is tied to a respirator. On the other hand, respiration is only possible if his elbow and upper arm are supported away from his chest. Various things were tried, but now most recently the bara PEAR cushion, which is just right for him because with it his elbow and arm are held away from his chest. Peter feels much better now and there is less of a burden on those of us who take care of him.”

    Sigfrídur L. Angantýsdóttir· 2012, Reykjavík, Iceland