As if deconstructing a famous poem to prove a point, this coffee table by Studio Jobs brings out the value of contrasts while the marquetry collection by them in Indian rosewood depicts a bountiful farm life.
One of the seven wonders of the world, the architectural beauty of the Taj Mahal has never failed to impress any connoisseur of design. Job Smeets and Nynke Smeets of Studio Job have made this wonder of the world a coffee table in polished and patinated bronze by turning it upside down! Ask them why they ventured to do it, and pat comes the reply, ´Up´ would not exist without ´down´. ´White´ would not exist without ´black´. ´Eternity´ would not exist without ´morality´. Profound, though we doubt Shah Jahan would be happy about it!
A complete contrast is presented in their marquetry collection made with Indian rosewood featuring intricate and fine multicoloured laser-cut inlays in a farm motif. Seventeen different brilliantly-coloured dyes are used in creating the inlays, which are made from a variety of wood types, including Tulipwood, Ash, Pama, Madrona Burl, Bird´s Eye Maple, Birch, and Red Gum, depending on the grains desired for each inlaid ´icon´.