The 'OTO' chair is a supportive seating solution for those on the autism spectrum to help them enjoy a place to relax and feel comfortable. The chair has been designed by Alexia Audrain as part of her BTMS Cabinetmaking in collaboration with the IME de Blain and works to provide a hug-like experience for the sitter. This is achieved with a functionality that takes inspiration from the Temple Grandin machine to apply pressure to the body ti make the person feel more supported and less overwhelmed.
The 'OTO' chair works with a single plug to be powered and is comprised of wool along with soft resin that further enhance the soft touch experience for the sitter. The chair highlights a cocoon-like design that will fit well into an array of spaces.
Image Credit: Alexia Audrain