On 21 and 22 February, presents a playground of experimentation, exploration, and discovery with the aim to inspire innovation in both design thinking and practice. In addition to a series of talks by seasoned professionals like Ben van Berkel and Sevil Peach, designers and brands will also exhibit creative work that offers a perspective on the future of spaces.
Emerging designer Jasmijn Muskens presents Komt Goed, an infinitely adaptable series of objects with the power to redefine personal spaces.
Featured in , Komt Goed is Muskens’s graduate project for the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Comprised of colourful modular furniture elements that can be combined in an infinite variety of combinations, Muskens discards tedious and frustrating Ikea-like instructions in her work and encourages free assembly, inviting the imaginative playfulness of building with Lego.
Komt Goed is a Dutch phrase meaning ‘everything will be okay’. Indeed, the endless configurations and possible incorporation of household items such as yoga mats, pillows and blankets provide a sense of affirmation that cannot be found in Ikea – the assurance that whatever you create with Komt Goed is good. Merging the convenience of flat-packed self-assembly systems with the versatility and uniqueness of custom furniture, each piece is truly one-of-a-kind and can become deeply personal. The collection redefines how residential space is negotiated on an individual level and blurs the rigid functional distinctions ingrained in modern objects by introducing an unprecedented level of personalization and adaptability that makes home environments more fluid.
While many talks and exhibitions at explore the technological aspect of the future, Muskens’s work provides a refreshing innovative approach to analogue design. Her work is one of many unusual and surprising interactive exhibitions to be found at the St-W Lab, including furniture that feels like human body parts, a hackathon, and talks by industry leaders on topics ranging from 3D-printed buildings to ultra-dense urban solutions.
now to be there with the St-W Awards nominees and jury.