Taj Mahal, the widely recognized “Seven wonders of the world” in Agra, India is notable for its architectural beauty. Commissioned by Shah Jahan, one of the distinguished Mughal emperors in the memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the monument has always inspired the design and architectural world. But the Belgian design firm Studio Job has taken its inspiration to another level with the classic Taj Mahal table that it has unveiled at the Art Basel Miami 2012. The upside down TajMahal table is an exemplary work of art with innovation and tradition going hand in hand. The iconic bronze Taj Mahal Table boasts flashy gilt domes and is reportedly based on the same architectural principles except few changes in the design to make it upside down. Design-wise, it’s made of bronze unlike the white marble in Taj Mahal. Available in a limited edition of eight, this table is priced at €36,000 ($45,455).
The design house is known for its collector’s furniture cast in bronze. Back in 2007, the design studio has earned accolades for its limited edition suite of five pieces unveiled at Art Basel Miami, which got sold off to a private collector called Robber Baron for a whopping $700,000 within the first hour of the show.
The other highlights at the Art Basel Miami includes, Israel designer Ron Gilad’s contemporary Glass Tube Bench for Dilmos.
The highlights at the fair includes a six-foot-wide wall installation called “Burgeon” by Hudson Valley artist Jennifer Trask, which is composed of 18th and 19th century gilt picture frames and it sports an extraordinary price true to its gilt make at $175,000.