Sign Stretch and Solve have been key words in Ineke's work for a while. The terms don't stand on their own, but often go hand in hand in her work.
Designers are problemsolvers not only practical by making functional objects but also mentally where products and projects turn out right and enter your heart.
It is nice when things make sense. Products are around us to make our lives easier, more practical; if products make sense they can make our lives more fun. But non-sense also create fun and as such can also be considered functional and incredibly important. Objects can attract us, which means that there is more to them than just hardcore materials and technique and rational foundations. In the end it counts that things are real and intense and make our hearts jump. You could say there is something like 'practical functionality' and 'mental functionality'.