Wrecking Ball Lamp and Crane Lamp
by Studio Job


Artists Studio Job will exhibit lamps suspended from bronze models of a crane and a wrecking ball at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London later this week.

The pieces were commissioned by the gallery and will be shown alongside Studio Job's new furniture from the Industry Series (see our earlier story).

The work will be on show 20 March – 8 May 2010.

See all our stories about Studio Job in our special category.

Here are some more details from Carpenters Workshop Gallery:

Studio Job
Crane Lamp
Bronze, light fittings
H 163 L 162 D 39 cm
Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Specially designed for the gallery, Crane Lamp is a floor-standing bronze structure. An enforced cord runs through the core to a hanging light and shade. Indicative of Studio Job’s fine attention to detail, small bulbs light the boom point from which the jib hangs. An ancient invention, the crane has a long history of industrial use. Here, it has been miniaturized into an ornamental design piece.

Wrecking Ball Lamp
Bronze, light fittings
H 60 L 64.5 D 29 cm
Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Exclusive to the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, the newly designed Wrecking Ball Lamp, cast from solid bronze, further explores the theme of industry. The lamp showcases the subtle humour and attention to detail that defines Studio Job’s design ethos.

Posted on Thursday March 18th 2010 at 5:31 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • b

    narative design has sort of lost its speaking power.
    its getting a bit boring no?

  • Piper Maxwell

    Brilliant! I want one! I want one!

    The crane as a visual of industry – creation and destruction – is a powerful symbol that Studio Job renders as both beautiful and slightly…nostalgic perhaps? And talk about funtional! The two points of light would illuminate a space nicely.

  • k_london

    want one

  • dom

    This is uterly stupid !

  • TheElementGuy

    Brilliant! i want one and i want it now!
    funny, always wanted to make one myself, just not time and space sadly.

  • modular


  • graeme

    Amazing! I love Studio Job!

  • curry

    now we can wait for the electricity pylon….

  • roz

    I’m sure banker’s will want one.

  • eye+

    this is neither stupid neither brilliant, beating your head against the wall would be the finest way to define it i guess

  • eye+

    (In the end it works but it doesn’t mean it is good! lol)

  • Sasha

    Check the price first.

  • ARS

    These designs seem to be capricious, arbitrary and -of course, funny and pleasant. The question is why.

  • christian

    lighting always transends into a mixture of sculpture and functionality but all i’m seeing here is sculpture or someones toy sprayed black with a light bulb attached.

  • fish fingers

    First impression is ‘I want’ but then you imagine how it would look next to the bed or where ever. Probably get relegated to the kids room within weeks

  • ads

    Making refrence to William pharrell tank chair, everyone on dezeen reprimanded this young man for his venture into the design industry.

    But here we have designers doing this crap lights, this design is not functional and is a total failure, so much trouble and construction just to light a bulb.

    What a waste !!!!!!


  • L

    This cannot be studio Job!!!

  • Fizz

    To those with negative comments: c’mon – where’s your SOH? Lighten up! (did you see what I did then?)

  • designgurunyc

    O dear! Now I was exhausted with this type of narrative design 3 years ago, and now its all seeming very tired and tryhard! I mean , really, we have seen an enormous horse as a lamp, which hit its moment (now well gone!) and put a momentory smile on our faces, and here we have large industrial models as, guess what, lamps again. I think designers need to try a little harder than this and to perhaps give up the ghost on the quirky Dutch design decade, that really is now behind us. This type of over indulgent ‘design’ just isn’t funny (or art) any more.

  • Kriszta

    with a little color and an adequate material will be a nice lamp in a KID’s room :D

  • Adaro

    Putting the “deep” conceptual story aside, I think these are rather nice. The nostalgic, “shadow puppet play” like feel is great, especially the way it comes back in the windows. It has a pleasant softness to it, even if the materials are the exact opposite. It’s a shame the bulb isn’t covered, I think these lights will be quite blinding in the dark, which kinda makes it lose alot of functionality. Would be great having it on the desk and doing some drawings, with an industrial machine setting a working theme.

  • Vic

    I was wondering if when you talk to a college counselor and tell them you want to major in design if they give you an option to minor in “Being a bitch” because that’s all too many of the “designers” here do. If the entire world were to be designed with nothing more then the immediate function of a piece what an ugly, drab world this would be. I like a little wonder in my life. If you want utilitarian, design toilet paper because that’s all your shit narrow focus mind deserves.

  • plfhoen

    it's is (if you like it) sort of funny and nothing more. Personally this kind of 'design' was already outdated when it was introduced. Because it is neither design or art.

  • clearly you are not in touch with your audience or potential clients. These would sell BIG.

  • Vanier

    As a blue collar working guy, I will be re-creating these with Lego Technic, a build-a-lamp kit from a craft store, and perhaps Tonka trucks. I may not know the fashion or art scenes, but I know awesome when I see it.

  • frost

    Lad this lamp is buzzin lad.