Today Buffets and Cabinets presents you the stunning “Robber Baron Buffet” by Studio Job.
The “Robber Baron Buffet’, is named after the first product to the Robber Baron Suite and in addition to this, originally conceived by Studio Job in 2006. The existing family of work consists of a cabinet, mantel clock, table, standing lamp, and jewel safe – each offered in a limited edition of five.
The highly detailed and crafted pieces reflect the outrageous excesses of America’s 19th-century tycoons and Russia’s new oligarchs, representing an interior belonging to a powerful industrial leader or their heirs. With clouds of pollution belching from towering smokestacks, and missiles, falcons, gas masks, warplanes, and wrenches adorning golden surfaces, the collection celebrates and shames both art and industry.
Soulmates Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel founded Studio Job in 2000. In the fifteen years since they graduated from the Dutch Design Academy in Eindhoven and formed the studio, they have become contemporary cultural pioneers who are slowly revolutionizing common preconceptions about the distinct realms of art and design. Striving towards the creation of Gesamtkunstwerk, which sometimes translates poorly to “aesthetics” but more precisely means a ‘synsthesis of the arts’ or “universal artwork”, Studio Job often reference the German composer Richard Wagner’s aesthetic ideals in their practice as they seek and move toward the clearest and most profound expression of the stories and mythologies with which they engage and bring to life.
You can see some other amazing pieces that are part of the Robber Baron Suite.