Text by Porzia Bergamasco
Arkhe in Greek means beginning. The return to fundamental principles, from the point of view of design, is the theme of the exhibition “The Futur archaïque” at Grand-Hornu, Belgium, curated by Yves Mirande, curator of the CID and Mudac exhibition. The objects created by renowned contemporary designers, show the intrinsic value of objects, their very essence and even their aura. They are, in a way, ‘non-objects’.
“In this project we find a sociological insight into the emerging but essential desire to reconnect with our roots”, explains Mirande. “We can no longer contemplate the future without reconnecting with our roots, which constitute the foundations that support us... whatever they may be! Those of the history of humanity and those which lie closer to home, in our families”.