From February 12th to August 27th, the CID - Grand-Hornu presents an exhibition of nearly 1200 m2 dedicated to the work of Michele De Lucchi and his multidisciplinary studio AMDL CIRCLE (aka Circle), internationally recognized for its humanistic approach to design. The 30-person transgenerational team is dedicated to architecture, interior and product design, graphic design and installations.
At Grand Hornu, the Circle presents the humanistic approach of his projects, which focus on human beings and their continuously evolving needs, with an exhibition divided into two itineraries that flow simultaneously and complementarily from experimentation to design and from vision to architecture. We live in an era of fundamental change determined by scientific discoveries and technological progress, and yet despite our continuous evolution, the vision we have of the future is dark and bleak. The Circle believes that it is necessary to introduce a vision that places greater confidence in people’s abilities and which seeks to offer a dynamic response to the increasingly difficult challenges.
The experimental design objects of Produzione Privata, exhibited in the "Hayloft", and the visionary architectures of the Earth Stations, described through videos and models in the "Stables", represent the Circle’s visions to construct the scenario within which contemporary humankind acts, seeking new ideas and endeavoring to understand what aspirations are possible, all within the context of utmost regard for the planet and other human beings.