MDes / BA (Hons) Product Design
āwacian-Qi is a relaxation chair for breakout areas in the workplace. A mix of the right level of comfort and support to optimise the most relaxing position for the user, while also stimulating the mind. This is made possible by incorporating acupressure knowledge and posture support features to aid the body’s self-healing process. As well as this, colours and textures have been used to enhance mental comfort. Resulting in this design also being psychologically stimulating, especially for over-stressed individuals.
Features of the design include ease in general pressure areas in the upper back, shoulders and thighs by applying slight pressure in those areas. The headrest is specifically designed to release tension in neck muscles. Like most chairs, it incorporates lumber support to promote correct posture. And, as well as this, a tilt mechanism with optimum relaxation angles (in degrees) of 105, 115, 125 and 135.