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Showing posts with label studio job. Show all posts

The Globe Storage Cabinet by Studio Job for Gufram.

This freestanding whimsical piece of storage furniture was created by Studio Job for Gufram of Italy, who is known for their playful polyurethane foam furnishings. The armoire or wardrobe cabinet is set with a soft polyurethane foam globe in the center which stays in place whether the doors are open or closed.

My Nose, My Stekkerdoos. Studio Job + Lensvelt to Launch Job Office at MOST.

MOST is excited to announce that in the Sala del Cenacolo, the fresco room at MOST (The Natonal Museum of Science and technology in Italy) , Studio Job and Lensvelt’s latest collaboration will be launched.

Continuing from the 2011 Job Cabinet (shown below), this new line for home and office will now also includes tables, low cabinets and lamps.

above: the 2011 Job Cabinet is available at Lensvelt

To promote the new collection, they have cast a gold nose and are placing it upon images of famous people.

The cooperation between Lensvelt and Studio Job started in 2011 with the development of Job Office. In 2012 the Job Cabinet won the Wallpaper Design Award and the Elle Decoration International Design Award. During the 2013 Milan Design Week, Lensvelt will dedicate a solo presentation just to Job Office.

A new body of fresh, fun and focused office & home furniture will be presented in a highly monumental context. Visit them at Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia!

Products to be unveiled: Job Buffet, Job Desk, Job Table, Job Desk Lamp

images and info courtesy of MOST and Lensvelt

Moss Introduces Studio Job's
Robber Baron Series at Design Miami

For those of you who are not familiar with the work of Studio Job, they are best known, at least here in the US, for their collection of stark white edgy porcelain dishes and containers designed for royal tichelaar makkum in 2006.

Above: some pieces from Studio Job's collection for Royal Tichelaar Makkum, 2006

This makes their new collection, recently unveiled at Design Miami, in stark contrast, literally, to their previous work. Read on.

Source: Dezeen Magazine, December 9th, 2007

Design Miami 07: Studio Job present new pieces from their Robber Baron series at Moss during Design Miami.

The five monumental pieces, cast in bronze, combine stylized elements from famous landmarks around the world and represent industrial power, wealth and corruption.

Details from Moss follow:

Robber Baron~tales of power, corruption, art, and industry, cast in bronze,by Studio Job

Conceived in 2006, Robber Baron is an important suite of five cast-bronze furnishings, consisting of a Cabinet, Mantel Clock, Table, Standing Lamp, and Jewel Safe, each to be offered in a limited edition of five, exclusive to Moss.

Magnificent in scale, exceptionally finely modeled, detailed, and cast, with precision mechanical movements where required, incorporating deeply carved iconographic reliefs, with areas highly polished, gilded, or patinated, these works are guild-like in their master craftsmanship.

Their mirror finish reflecting the outrageous excesses of America’s 19th century tycoons and Russia’s new oligarchs, these surreal, highly-expressive furnishings, each a complex composition of multiple visual elements depicting a narrative - much like a cathedral’s stained glass windows or its majestic bronze front doors - represent an interior belonging to a powerful industrial leader or his heirs. With clouds of pollution belching from towering smoke stacks, and missiles, falcons, gas masks, warplanes, and wrenches adorning golden surfaces, Robber Baron celebrates and shames both Art and Industry.

A polished bronze cabinet with black patinated “bomb crater” and gilded reliefs, inspired by a 17th century armoire by AndrĂ©-Charles Boulle, in the Wallace Collection, London. The heavy doors are fully functional because of a ball bearing mechanism.

Polished, patinated and gilded cast bronze
approximate dimensions: 46” x 20”, height 69”
approximate weight: 2,200 lbs.

Jewel Safe
A patined bronze ‘safe’ with a ‘Jack-in-the-Box’ popping up out of the craggy top. The polished bronze head is colored with oil-based pigments, highlighting the collar, nose and other features. The lock mechanism is operated by turning the clown’s nose, and the door hinge employs a ball bearing mechanism.

Polished, patinated and painted cast bronze
approximate dimensions: 20” x 20”; height 48”
approximate weight: 550 lbs.

Mantel Clock
A patinated bronze pedestal clock supported by gilded oil barrels atop a model of the Florentine Galleria degli Uffizi, with Robber Baron reliefs. The dial of the clock is inspired by London’s Big Ben, circled by a futile railway running endless circles on a rocky land-scape. The clock face can be shut with cast bronze stable doors. On top of the clock sits a Neo-Classical ‘dream house’, partially shrouded by a cloud.

Polished, patinated and gilded cast bronze; mechanical clockwork
approximate dimensions: 26” x 20”, height 42”
approximate weight: 550 lbs.

Standing Lamp
A patinated bronze floor lamp in which three important icons of architecture – the Parthenon, the Empire State Building and Saint Peter’s Basilica - merge into one. The Zeppelin docked at the pinnacle symbolizes technological failure, and references the Empire State Building, whose top spire was originally intended as a mooring for Zeppelin airships. When illuminated, the hundreds of windows glow, diffused by a hand-blown frosted glass interior. The light bulbs can be changed by lifting the polished bronze ‘cloud’.

polished and patinated cast bronze; glass; electrical components
approximate dimensions: 24” x 20”, height 63”
approximate weight: 990 lbs

A patinated bronze “factory”, whose architecture is derived from interpretations of various early 20th century works, including the AEG factory of Peter Behrens and the Battersea Power Station in London. The four chimneys produce a “polluted cloud” of polished bronze, which becomes the open-work tabletop.

polished and patinated cast bronze
approximate dimensions: 72” x 36”, height 30”
approximate weight: 770 lbs

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