Furniture is meant to make our lives more comfortable. Studying product design at MICA has provided the opportunity to consider the relationship between the human body and surfaces that support it. I design furniture through a lens of what can benefit a particular person. The Compressent Desk Chair provided one such opportunity to design for people who experience overstimulation of the nervous system. Deep pressure touch, particularly when it can be self-controlled, is a means of alleviating the feeling of fight or flight. Finding a way for this to be applied in everyday life led to designing a product that could be used—without stigma—in any work environment.