By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
Published: 17:46 BST, 16 July 2019 | Updated: 18:46 BST, 16 July 2019
A university student has won a national award for designing a chair that stops men from manspreading.
Laila Laurel, 23, created the piece of furniture to stop men from widening their legs and encroaching on other people's personal space.
Two bits of wood are cleverly positioned on the seat to physically stop whoever is sitting down from moving their legs apart.
Laila Laurel, left, has created an anti-manspreading chair, pictured right, which forces men to keep their legs together while also designing a chair for women, with a wooden block strategically placed to make it less attractive to men
The University of Brighton student, who is graduating next month, won a design award for her work which was part of her 3D Design and Craft degree
Laila Laurel, pictured, has created a chair, pictured right, will physically prevents men from taking up too much space and 'manspreading' by forcing their knees together. The female chair, pictured left, allows woman extra space and to sit more comfortably