Empire is a lamp by Studio Job, that combines three unlike architectural icons, symbols of power in different ages: starting with the Parthenon on the bottom, it grows with the imposing presence of the Empire State Building and ends with the Capitol on the top. It expresses Job’s fascination for landmarks and their meaning, reflecting on the power that is housed within these huge buildings or landmarks. Wireless, with a rechargeable battery, LED light, and 16 different interchangeable RGB colors, it can be regulated from a distance by remote control.
In 1998 Job Smeets Nynke Tynagel founded Studio Job, a creative hub based in Netherlands where traditional and modern come together to produce once- in-a-lifetime objects characterized by a strong love for details, freedom of expression and a blend of 2D and 3D. Extravagant and cartoon-like products made them pioneers in contemporary conceptual and sculptural design scene.