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
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 bench or as a low
sideboard, 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.
DIMENSION: L 90cm H 50cm W 70cm each
MATERIAL: American cherry & burned oak