Silverware waiting for guests

  • Sahar Jaber / architecture and interior

Sahar Jaber (Interior Architecture) designed a tablecloth laid across a wooden table. Places have been indented in the ‘cloth’ for guests, for example, places for laying out the silverware. There are also places for flowers, a pan and a dish. The silverware is ready to be laid, but is not immediately visible. It is just waiting for the guest to arrive.

A table set for more than one shows the willingness to welcome the other.

“This design is an extension of my thesis, which examined the concept of home. The study emphasises that ‘home’ refers to people’s ‘individual existence’, where space is always needed for others. This is the only way for us to reveal ourselves. At home we can retreat and work on ourselves but also create references to the other.”