The Buffet by Studio Job

June 26, 2015

The buffet is an addition to the well-known Robber Baron Suite (2006-2007).

Robber Baron tales of power, corruption, art, and industry, cast in bronze by Studio Job.
 Conceived in 2006, Robber Baron is an important suite of five cast-bronze furnishings, consisting of a Cabinet, Mantel Clock, Table, Standing Lamp, and Jewel Safe, each to be offered in a limited edition of five. Magnificent in scale, exceptionally finely modeled, detailed, and cast, with precision mechanical movements where required, incorporating deeply carved iconographic reliefs, with areas highly polished, gilded, or patinated, these works are guild-like in their master craftsmanship.

Their mirror finish reflecting the outrageous excesses of America’s 19th century tycoons and Russia’s new oligarchs, these surreal, highly-expressive furnishings, each a complex composition of multiple visual elements depicting a narrative – much like a cathedral’s stained glass windows or its majestic bronze front doors – represent an interior belonging to a powerful industrial leader or his heirs.

With clouds of pollution belching from towering smoke stacks, and missiles, falcons, gas masks, warplanes, and wrenches adorning golden surfaces, Robber Baron celebrates and shames both Art and Industry.


Robber Baron Buffet 2014

design              Studio Job

material             polished and patinated bronze, 24k gilding

dimension         ca. W 300 x H 80 x D 50 cm

edition              PROTO + 5 + 2 AP

collection          Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London – Paris

provenance       Design Miami, Basel

photo credits     Adrien Millot

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