When creating the conceptual design for this project, my client stressed the importance of their Nordic culture. The strong linear aspect of the classic langskip barges which the Vikings sailed on into battle, as well as the rich culture and fairy tales cultivated over generations, were indispensable concept catalysts which acted as the rudder for my design process. My decision to create a lounge bench came from the story of the Norse Svefnthorn, described as a magical sleep thorn that would put recipients into a deep slumber. In today’s age, we often struggle to find an hour during the day to do something for ourselves, and the opportunity to partake in a “deep slumber” sounds quite advantageous. And thus, the Norheim Bench was born.
Interior Design [BS]
Jalen Davis is a 5th year CoAD student, graduating this spring with a dual Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Interior Architecture. Davis is planning to attend grad school here at LTU in order to pursue his Master’s of Architecture. Currently Davis is employed at AECOM as a full time architectural designer. In the future Davis hopes to be involved in the integration of clean energies and technologies into architectural infrastructure, as well as work on sustainable and renewable housing projects in third world countries.