The Banana Show by Studio Job
Samuel Vanhoegaerden’s Gallery in the town of Knokke, Belgium, is currently hosting a Banana Show, series of lamps shaped like peeled bananas by Studio Job, whose founders Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, are well known by unconventional design.
The collection comes in limited edition and features seven different lights shaped like the famous fruit in various sizes and positions. Lamps are made of polished bronze, mouth-blown glass and each one contain a LED light inside.
“Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world… a nice reference to the other icons of the Pop Art, the Marilyns, the Campbell’s Soups, the Dollars signs, Coca-Cola… Distilling the beauty out of the popular is an art form itself” – said a statement from the gallery, which also cited former artist-in-residence Keith Haring as a reference for the exhibition.