Designer Silvia Neretti has approached happiness from another angle. With her pop-up stand she explores the relationship between happiness, psychotherapy and design, questioning if it’s possible to design happiness?
For Neretti, the only way to be happy, is to be completely independent from the context she’s in and that clue led her to design the pop-up therapy stand that uses design as a method to rebuild the self. If your problem is distraction she will make a cardboard modification to treat that problem, and she will do the same with feelings of abandonment, boredom, and so on.
While this stand may not completely replace a traditional form of psychotherapy, it most certainly makes us think about space and about the effect it has on our mood. Maybe designing happiness is not that impossible after all.