Opulence Meets History With Landmark Furniture
A new year means new beginnings, and if you’re a furniture aficionado that means it’s time for new gear too. Luckily the Dutch/Belgian design firm Studio Job has created incredibly ornate, detailed, and semi-opulent pieces you can call your own (at hefty prices that is).
Studio Job, made up of Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, recently presented their new furniture collection for Design Miami at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery and what a collection indeed! The duo reimagines some of the best known architectural landmarks as functional pieces of furniture, never forgetting that detail is key. They have the Eiffel Tower as a surreal-like standing lamp whose spire bends into the bulb, an incredibly detailed wardrobe that boasts crucifix-shaped gold doors in the front and an awe-inspiring replica of the Chartres Cathedral floor plan in the back, a table that holds an upside-down model of the Taj Mahal by using the four minarets as legs, a post-apocalyptic-like Big Ben that serves as both a clock and a lamp, and the ultra classic image of King Kong except this time he climbs the 21st century monument the Burj Khalifa, otherwise known as the world’s tallest building.
We warn that these pieces are not only huge but heavy and are not for the faint of heart. However with one of these at home there will never be a lack of things to talk about when having company – noticing all the detailing alone will take several hours, so you might not even have to talk to your guests at all.
Photos via Studio Job