Studio Job - Burj Khalifa

Studio Job was founded in 1998 by Job Smeets in the renaissance spirit, combining traditional and modern techniques to produce once-in-a-lifetime objects. At once highly specific and yet entirely universal, personally expressive and yet experimental, Studio Job has crafted a body of work that draws upon classical, popular and contemporary design and highly visual and sculptural art.

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Burj Khalifa

Over twelve feet tall, this clock and lamp features a cast- bronze King Kong, covered with 120,000 Swarovski crystals, scaling a silver-leafed Burj Khalifa, which projects from a cast-bronze Petra, the ancient city in Jordan.

  • Year
  • 2014
  • Dimension
  • 100 x 100 x 300
  • Materials
  • Polished and patined bronze, aluminium, 24K gilding, silver leaf, Swarovski crystals, mechanical Hermle clock work, faux marbre, hand paintings, hand blown glass, LED fittings, electro motors

This piece

incorporates Studio Job’s interest in referencing iconic scenes from cinema. It may also be read as a commentary on monuments as fleeting symbols of power and wealth.

Landmark

It is not a rule of law, but I do believe that buildings tell a lot about their inhabitants. Humans as creating beings....

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