Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Taj Mahal Table – World’s Most Expensive Memento

Priced at a staggering US $45,450, an upside-down Taj Mahal shaped table has become the most expensive memento in the world. Crafted by leading Belgium-based design firm Studio Job, the upside-down Taj Mahal table has been described by experts as an exemplary work of art, which combines innovation with tradition.

The Taj Mahal is a beautiful white-marble mausoleum in the city of Agra, in India, which has been widely recognised as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal has been noted for its architectural splendour, and has inspired artists and architects all over the world.

The exquisite Taj Mahal table created by Studio Job was unveiled at Art Basel Miami 2012. It takes inspiration to a new level, with a unique upside-down version of the Taj Mahal made from iconic bronze, with sparkling gilted domes.

It has been reportedly built according to the same architectural principles as the original white-marble Taj Mahal, except for a few changes to make it inverted. This limited edition Taj Mahal table costs a huge €36,000 (or US $45,455), and is believed to be the most expensive memento in the world. There are only eight pieces of this Taj Mahal table, which are all expected to be picked up by affluent millionaires for their luxurious homes.

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