In the context of Dutch Design Week 2018, design studio Tellurico has invited the collective Molto Molto Projects to co-curate the exhibition "The biggest living room in the Netherlands" in a special venue such the T´Karregat of Eindhoven.
Frank Van Klingeren´s multifunctional neighborhood centre was one of the most controversial buildings in the Netherlands. Now all but forgotten t-Karregat was built with the aim of creating and improving the relationships within the community. On a structural level, the complex is built around one element, the pillar, not only as a structure but as an element around which to gather and unite. Van Klingeren said ‘’ there would have to be a roof on a pillar and nothing else, they will be artificial trees, sculptures you could stand under. I can even see them all over Eindhoven as a symbol of a more human society’’.
Organised by Tellurico and Molto Molto Projects “The biggest living room in the Netherlands” would explore the pillar as a concept, investigating it not only as a constructive element but also as a possible catalyser of relationships between people. The aim will be to make a heterogeneous understanding of the same element from the perspectives of different artists and designers generating a multiple reading and an exhibition intimately interwoven with the space. The original component of the column and its interpretations, whether literal or symbolic, will share the same space, creating a new but nevertheless natural situation to it: the column as an “umbrella” that embraces the different readings of itself.
In contrast with the domesticated T'Karregat building, this column's textures and diversity of materials triggers cognitive senses and imagination, intriguing and gathering around itself. The neglected place, far from its original ideology would gain from the reemergence of material wildness.
Within this environment of deprived functionalism, It reminds of a stalagmite, like if the man-made materials had independently concretionned or merged with each other.