Alex de Witte, ‘No. 97 Hanging Bubble (Light Object) 2014’, 2014, Chamber
Alex de Witte, ‘No. 97 Hanging Bubble (Light Object) 2014’, 2014, Chamber
Alex de Witte, ‘No. 97 Hanging Bubble (Light Object) 2014’, 2014, Chamber
Alex de Witte, ‘No. 97 Hanging Bubble (Light Object) 2014’, 2014, Chamber

When light falls on a bubble from varied angles, it appears iridescent. In the case of “The Big Bubble,” light emanates from the inside. Alex de Witte wanted to replicate this glow in the new version of both the hanging and the standing light objects. What was clear glass before is now tinted. The colour of the hanging lamp gets less opaque from top to bottom. As with the standing lamp, Studio Job have finished the pendent in bronze.
Produced in Eastern Europe, De Witte used the bubble to explore the boundaries of colour, shape and size. Where his designs seeks correlation with reality, Studio Job creates a fantastical world full of surrealistic elements. The “Bubble Lamps” for Chamber are the perfect synthesis of this - both recognisable and unusual.

Image rights: Loek Blonk

's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

About Alex de Witte

About Studio Job

Based in Antwerp and the Netherlands, Studio Job, a design duo founded over a decade ago by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, produces one-off pieces of sculptural furniture that share little with the reigning aesthetic of minimalism and spareness. Their cast bronze works—tables whose surfaces are models of inverted cathedrals, lamps shaped like the Eiffel Tower—are laser cut for minute detailing and exquisite surface texture. Often described as “neo-gothic,” Studio Job’s pieces are fanciful without being kitschy.

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