Privacy and a sense of luxury often go hand-in-hand, so it stands to reason that with the prevalence of open-plan homes, wall-free workplaces and vast hospitality venues, we instintively seek to demarcate our own domain. Designers are heeding the call and rising to the challenge by putting some back into it - literally.

Endeavouring to create miniature retreats within our homes, hotels and workplaces: designers are affording us greater variety in lounging options through the use of high backs and wrapped or winged arms.

Each of the collections pictured here is steeped with the afore mentioned sense of luxury - the pieces take on coccoon-like characteristics that are once is comfortable, sophisticated and intimate.