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Man Cave | Barbican, Kingston
It is a 1,200 square foot space, where the worlds of sport and music converge. And LIME Chairman, Chris Dehring’s man cave—also known as ‘CD’s Bunker’—holds too, a lifetime of memories. It is elegantly filled with memorabilia, paraphernalia and stories dedicated to the sporting personalities and people that shaped his life, and provides for Dehring a retreat from the world. “It’s my sanctuary…where I can lock out the rest of the world, from time to time,” he shares, “and surround myself with things that inspire me and make me happy. The space includes the television room, a bar and an external Cuban-themed patio and bathroom, complete with its own television,“so I don’t miss an important goal or wicket,”Dehring explains.
While the sanctuary may “lock out” the world, this does not include the world of sports. That world has unlimited access to CD’s Bunker. In fact, the space plays homage to sport. “Playing sports really helped to shape my personality and outlook on life, and my bunker is dedicated to some of my sporting heroes and icons who inspired me,” says Dehring. This includes large black and white autographed photographs from renowned cricketers such as Michael Holding, Garry Sobers, and Lawrence Rowe, as well as the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, whom Dehring was privileged to meet a few years ago. “Footie scarves” as well as various used tickets collected from attending Arsenal matches in England, and all the FIFA football world cups since 1990, also contribute to the sporting mementos.