One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India is a beautiful white marble mausoleum that attracts visitors all year round from around the globe. Now, this classis has caught attention of Studio Job, a design studio based in Antwerp and they have turned it upside down to create an unattractive coffee table. A limited edition of eight pieces, the Taj Mahal coffee table has been designed for the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London and it is being sold at Design/Miami Basel for €36,000 ($45,200) apiece.
The Taj Mahal table is done in bronze and Studio Job has given the white walls the hideous matte black makeover. The minarets of the monument have been used as legs and little changes have been given to the original architecture. Personally, I feel that this project could have been a masterpiece if it wasn’t done black and the minarets used to support some tabletop.
This humorous piece might catch some buyers, but to me, spending €36,000 on an ugly Taj Mahal seems to be a strange idea.