The escape chair

by Arran James

It is not so much a question of production (of a text or an image). Rather, everything pivots upon the art of disappearance. – Jean Baudrillard, ‘The art of disappearance’.

A University of Brighton graduate has designed a “womb” chair called HUSH for people wanting to escape the hubbub of modern life.

Freyja Sewell said that with soaring property prices and more people having to share homes it was increasingly important to find ways of escaping into a places of solitude: “We need to develop new ways of allowing people to comfortably co-exist in our increasingly densely-populated environments.

“By creating an enclosed space, HUSH provides a personal retreat, an escape into a dark, quiet, natural space in the midst of a busy airport, office, shop or library. It can also be transformed to provide more traditional open seating.”