8 April 2012

Robber Baron Standing Lamp by Studio Job


The standing lamp was created by Studio Job as part of the Robber Baron collection. It has a very interesting, controversial appearance, as it appears almost like an explosion coming from inside the building. The patinated bronze floor lamp is influenced by three important icons of architecture - the Parthenon, the Empire State Building and Saint Peter’s Basilica - merged 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’. Similar to the Studio Job Table shown elsewhere in my blog, it features a simple black and gold colour scheme.