Tour Eiffel Lamp and Taj Mahal Table: Appealing or Tacky?

Tour Eiffel Lamp and Taj Mahal Table: Appealing or Tacky?

We are curious about your reactions to these two unusual designs. The Tour Eiffel Lamp and Taj Mahal Table were envisioned by Studio Job and fall into the category of “you either love it or hate it”-designs. Discovered on dezeen, the projects are daring and attention-grabbing. The Taj Mahal table is an upside down version of the Indian landmark, made from patinated and polished bronze.


The Eiffel Tower lamp was also built using bronze and features a lampshade attached to the tower. Designer Job Smeets stated: “While having a summer lunch with Loic and Julien of Carpenters [Workshop Gallery] on the top of Centre Pompidou I had this amazing view of the Tour Eiffel and dreamt about my bohemian life in Paris back in the Nineties. You know, when the world was young and Tour Eiffel was my best friend and close neighbour. Anyway, somewhere between entrée and main the guys commissioned a lamp. One thing led to another!” So- love them or hate them?

One comment

  • Reed Art & Imaging December 12, 2012 at 16:45 PMLogin to Reply →

    Love the outside-the-box daring of the designer. But the items themselves… well not so much. The lamp looks like a bad b-movie: The Love Child of The Eiffel Tower and Godzilla. The visual balance of the table all being very heavy and below the viewers knees, just brings stress to look at it.