The Thankspressure Rug features bumps and grooves on a patterned surface to alleviate pain and treat common ailments. Designed by Sangmin Oh, a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, the tapestry uses acupressure to help users' health. In addition, the project treats six common ailments by encouraging users to engage in dance.
The dance steps ensure that the user steps on acupressure points scattered throughout the textile. Sangmin Oh, the founder of Osangmin Studio, created the rug with raised pebble-like bumps, which acts as various dance steps. These steps alleviate headaches, eye strain, stiffness, stomachaches, constipation, and period pains. Produced in collaboration with TextileLab, the rug is accompanied by a step-by-step instruction book. Oh combines eastern acupressure with western sports dances to create a beneficial textile.
Image Credit: Sangmin Oh