Institute of Relevant Studies

Institute of Relevant Studies is a design practice focused on doing more with what exists. Minimizing additional infrastructure and fixed costs, the iors re-adapts existing resources and systems of exchange to create and disseminate physical and digital goods, services and experiences. IoRS sees business models as a form of design and expression.

Giovanni Innella and Agata Jaworska graduated cum laude from IM Masters of the Design Academy Eindhoven. They collaborate with companies and institutions such as Interaction Design Lab, Droog, Naba and Design Academy Eindhoven amongst others. Their projects have been exhibited at MoMA New York, NAi Maastricht, Architectural Biennale Venice, Stedelijk Museum and have been published in TIME Magazine, Domus and Abitare. They have lectured at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Strelka Institute and Royal College of Art, amongst others.

Made in Transit

Made in Transit is a supply chain concept merging production with distribution. The concept was awarded nr. 34 Best Invention of 2008 by TIME Magazine. Current research includes the fermentation of yoghurt in transit at the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Human Health at Massey University in New Zealand.


As freelance Editor at Droog, I am currently working on Lab projects including Luxury of the North, Informal Mumbai and Identity Matters?. Below are two latest projects.

Fantastical Investments

An imaginary brand by Droog with Metahaven

Open House

by Droog with Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Washing machines sit idle most of the time. Homes offer views that mostly go unnoticed. At the same time, housing foreclosures are on the rise and ready-made jobs are not easy to find. Inspired by the service-oriented mentality of New York, Open house by Droog in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a movement in which suburban homeowners supplement their income and develop a new vocation by offering home-made services and facilities to the public.

Open house took place on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. The event was kicked-off with a symposium at Studio-X New York followed by a bus trip to Levittown, where visitors could view and participate in nine house installations in the neighborhood, designed and executed by architects, designers and artists in collaboration with the homeowners. One of the installations showcased concepts for future open houses, with proposals for new housing configurations and regulatory modifications.