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The Linne Armchair by Alex Kozynets Gives You a Hug

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Feb 28, 2011 • References: behance.net and industrialdesignserved
Some believe that society is becoming more alienating, and if you're lacking in affection, perhaps the Linne Armchair by Alex Kozynets will fill the void.

The alien appearance of the easy chair includes a bulbous cushion, soft tine legs and an all-embracing backrest. The sitter is absorbed backwards into the seat where the arms of the extraterrestrial perch envelope him in an extended hug that will support him even if he dozes off. The unique piece offers the perfect spot to repose with a book.

Upholstered in velvety fabrics, the Linne Armchair by Alex Kozynets incorporates aesthetic seam lines reminiscent of stuffed animal stitching. It's been conceived in both blue and gray. The otherwordly wingback overtly becomes an accent in just about any interior, though perhaps best suited amidst minimalist design.