OTO the hugging chair was designed to meet the needs of its users. The shell is in beech wood and different materials – wool felt, and soft resin – have been integrated in a graphical pattern, which is designed to help autistic people explore the seat through touch. The colours were chosen for their soothing effect. The cushion can be unzipped, and the velvet fabric is washable.
The first hugging chair
The photo below show the design of the first OTO the hugging chair in detail.