Alexia Audrain


Cabinetmaker and designer, trained at the School of Design in Nantes, my 8 years of workshop experience have helped me to balance aesthetics and feasibility to focus on people needs and their uses.

I have designed OTO, an armchair that meets the hugging needs of autistic people. This prototype integrates an innovative mechanism in an aesthetic piece of furniture. The hugging chair has been designed for and by its users to create a product that is useful, usable and utilized.