In collaboration with | mgarba
Date | 2013-2015
Program | refurbishment and interior design
Location | Altamura (IT)
Client | Private
Surface | 35 m2
Phase | completed
When a body is sick it changes equilibrium, any method applied to cure it is actually perceived by the body as causing an imbalance initially, as an infection itself.
This project seeks to generate new life, recreate a positive equilibrium, in a long abandoned space.
Based on the Voronoi diagram, the furniture spreads its cells along the walls of the apartment embracing and purifying the entire space.
The Infection is a part of the refurbishment that is grounded on C.G. Jung's “The renewal of the King”.
This is an important theme of alchemy that describes the conversion of the king from an imperfect state, to heal and become a perfect, whole and incorruptible being.
Psychologically the King was a symbol of awareness and of the dominant spiritual and religious notion in a culture. The union of Rex (Sol = Sun ) and Regina (Luna = Moon) signifies the union of the day principle, symbol of the light-filled consciousness with the night light, symbol of the unconscious.
The interior allows a generative action to take place, to purify and heal the interior of the tower where he resides, to nullify the echoes in the void inner spaces. New life enters the wounds, to restore, to create a new positive condition and cure the king. The growing white plant gives birth to stars that form the constellations of a new sky.
The frozen image of a starry night acts like a clock, a landmark of a new age. Colorful branches of the tree are planets orbiting in this new universe and, like magic fruits, feed the positive emotions of the inhabitants.