Shiatsu – Curator- JD Annual Design Awards 2019-Interior Design
Designers VigneshAyappa and VinayRavindra’s product “Shiatsu” is the solution to everyday stress and anxiety. In the hurly-burly of one’s routine people tend to forget about themselves, that’s where the role of acupressure comes in.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers or any blunted objects to press the key points and stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Curating this traditional Chinese medicine (Acupressure), that has been practiced for centuries; the designers have come up with an innovative chair.
Relaxing seating is used extensively in modern days- be it at residential space or in a workspace. This product provides the scope to understand the shape of the human body and loosens up. The pressure points incorporated in the chair act on the body; resulting in keeping the body relaxed and healthy. Sitting on this chair one can read a book, watch television and can also take a power nap.
The designers were inspired by the Kathakali dance form. It is believed that Kathak is the best way to relieve everyday stress since its emphasis on poses, expression, hand gestures, footwork, and body movements. Hence they have taken the colors of the dance form and have used it in the chair.
Considering sustainability as the priority for future, the designers have used materials such as Mild steel which is 100% recyclable and canvas made up of pure cotton and line.
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