Burned and Stained Red Oak - Edition of 10 - Signed - 2022 - price /pc
50x70x90cm (also available in American Cherry or Natural Oak)
This work was part of a duo solo exhibition with Nathalie Van der Massen by ATELIER ECRU GALLERY in November 2022, Ghent, Belgium.
With the core values of the Discovered project, touch, reflection and strength in mind, I reflected that our apartment was functioning like a bunker in that period of isolation in April 2020, protecting ourselves from the outside world and from that I got the idea to make a bunker inspired furniture that would represent the emotional connection to these thoughts.
My association with bunkers comes from the war in Iraq when me and my family protected ourselves in a room functioning as a bunker in our home. An experience that many still have, to protect themselves from a visible enemy and now we found ourselves fighting an invisible one today.
Drawing from the similarities in experiences between my own childhood where there was a visible enemy to be protected from and my young sons where there was an invisible one. I then made two sculptural pieces of furniture to represent these two worlds defined by strong monolithic forms and a sense of stillness.
The sculptural pieces serve as a side table or stools and together as a console, inspired by bunker architecture.
The name Lahmu comes from Mesopotamian mythology of a protective deity that was supposed to ward off demons and sickness.
Discovered project was initiated by Wallpaper magazine & AHEC and exhibited at the Design Museum in London, september 2021.
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