This Creepy Hugging Chair Will Distract You From Your Loneliness

The “tranquility chair,” aka the furniture that hugs you back, has a giant human doll attached to its back with outstretched arms ready to be wrapped around your weary self. Japanese company UniCare is selling the chair for $419 (faux human contact isn’t cheap!) at the International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo. Japan’s elderly population is set to double in roughly the next decade and this chair was designed with them in mind, but obviously feeling forever alone applies to every age group, so Unicare has got themselves a pretty big market. It’s worth considering that if I owned this I’d know that no matter what happened during the day, at least my creepy-ass smiling chair would always be happy to see me when I got home. [Oddity Central] [Image via UniCare Japan]