The starting point of Anne Holtrop’s work is mostly existing materials or shapes that initially, and in itself, have nothing to do with architecture, to then develop these into something architectural.

The new furniture series designed by Anne Holtrop is named after Bahrain’s Barbar Temple, an archaeological site located in the village of Barbar, and considered to be part of the Dilmun culture. The most recent of the three Barbar temples was rediscovered by a Danish archaeological team in 1954. A further two temples were discovered on the site with the oldest dating back to 3000 BC. The temples were built of limestone blocks, believed to have been carved out from Jidda Island.

The series consists of two tables, two lamps and a door handle. The components of the pieces are incomplete forms, cut-outs of an abstract drawing based on the Barbar temple.