The escape chair
Published 14 September 2012
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."
Freyja, who graduated last year from the University of Brighton's Faculty of Arts with a BA(Hons) in 3D Design, is now a designer in residence at the London Design Museum where HUSH has been developed. She praised the university: "Brighton was amazing experience and there’s nowhere else I would have wanted to have been. The city itself was the perfect place for a student – having the ocean right there was so relaxing."
Her womb chair, made from 100 per cent wool felt and containing cushions stuffed with recycled wool fibres, recently was selected for the Grand Designs TV programme as one of presenter Kevin McCleod's "Green Heroes".
Freyja Sewell with her HUSH chair
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