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.
Part of the Landmark series, monumental interpretations of world famous buildings. This architectural icon is positioned anew, and finds titself in a vulnerable position, reduced to a simple lamp.
70 x 60 x 35 cm
patinated and polished bronze, handblown glass, light fittings
“Years ago Nynke and I were having a summer lunch with Loic and Julien of Carpenter’s on the top of Centre Pompidou, I had this amazing view of the Tour Eiffel and recalled about my Bohemian life in Paris back in the nineties. You know, when the world was young and Tour Eiffel was my best friend and close neighbour. Anyway, somewhere between entrée and main the guys commissioned a lamp. One thing led to another!”
– Job Smeets, Antwerp, 2012
The ultimate effort for the ultimate work. A Renaissance piece for the contemporary applied arts.