a wearable hug
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Products of Design, SVA, 2016
Hygge is a concept in Danish that does not have a counterpart in the English language. The closest translation is "coziness"—the Danish explain the concept as creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. Hygge, the wearable hug, fosters a sense of warmth and comfort for the wearer when being with a loved one isn't an option, and embodies the sense of coziness that causes us to feel an absent loved one's presence.
Hygge's removable cover is a lightweight, yet sturdy cotton knit. The insert is made from a base of polyester batting, and encased in a cotton/poly blend. The internal layering of batting provides warmth and structure, the most integral component of the design. Hand straps with thumb holes at the end of the arms enable the user to keep Hygge on, even while retaining use of their hands.