A chair for hugging?
Sometimes, design comes up with brilliant solutions for problems in our homes that we'd long ignored - take, for example, the Magisso magnetic dishcloth holder that preserves your kitchen's sightlines without leaving your dishcloth in a soggy heap at the bottom of your sink.
Othertimes, it solves problems that I didn't know even existed.
Take the Hug Chair by Ilian Milinov (spotted on Twitter, original post here) - designed to make the simple act of having someone sit on your lap more comfortable - by keeping them from sitting in your lap at all. Instead, your loved one perches in near proximity on a separate raised seat.
Useful? Perhaps. Though obviously not as cuddly as the original. To be honest, to me, that extra seat is less about togetherness and more about being a perfect laptop perch - now there's a problem I did need solved.