Venini, ‘No. 89 Tit Lamp’, 2011, Chamber
Venini, ‘No. 89 Tit Lamp’, 2011, Chamber

Studio Job made two types of “Tit” − the glass lamp in the form of a female breast − although they don't count as a pair. The perfectly straight breast hangs from the ceiling, while the tilted version droops across walls. This last version was selected by Studio Job for Chamber. They decorate the Job Lounge in the Groninger Museum abundantly, the space inspired by 19th Century private clubs for which the lamps were designed. To convey the sense of sophistication, Studio Job used Murano glass manufactured by Venini.
Freud associated the breast with excess, as that which is necessary but exceeds what is needed. So, Studio Job have gone beyond the 'good' taste of gentlemen's clubs, transforming the Lounge into a dream landscape in which fantasy and functionality come together.

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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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