CHV NOORDKA

DE - VEGHEL

We were commissioned to come up with five centerpieces to herald the reopening of the large factory hall.

In 2014, a group of local entrepreneurs in Veghel started an initiative to revive some of the cultural and social importance held by CHV. Situated along the Noordkade this occupied a series of large buildings and formed the core of the economic and industrial welfare of the region. We were commissioned to come up with five centerpieces to herald the reopening of the large factory hall. To make a metaphorical connection between the new, mainly culture-oriented ambitions and the heritage of the place, we took remnant artefacts from the abandoned factory and used them as inspiration for our sculptural follies. Using these items, we constructed a generator,
a bridge, a crane, a large crate connected to a tower, and a ‘vault for the factory director’.

All objects that were made for the Noordkade are contemporary interpretations of objects you would expect to find in an old industrial complex that the Noordkade is. The objects are designed so they can be used at events to serve the purpose of information desks.