• Altdeutsche Cabinet by Studio Job

    Altdeutsche Cabinet

    by Studio Job

    -Handpainted Furniture-

     

    Moooi Showroom London
  • Altdeutsche Cabinet by Studio Job Detail

    Altdeutsche Cabinet

    An ode to the beauty of old Frankish furniture, Studio Job’s elaborately decorative cabinet is nothing less than a symbolic interpretation of life’s essence. Roses, skulls, keys and feathers tickle our imagination and point towards life’s beauty and mystery. From now on finding our favourite trousers could become a philosophical experience...

Designer

Studio Job

"Every expression is a statement."

Studio Job

Founded in 2000 by Mr. & Mrs. Smeets both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven now based in Antwerp and the Netherlands. They redefine the decorative arts for the contemporary age. Their collaboration has created highly expressive, mainly one-off or limited edition works, from the outset.

Often cast in bronze or, later, crafted from laser-cut marquetry, the physical potential and malleability of the materials they use is pushed to the hilt. Their approach is more in keeping with that of traditional guilds than anything industrial. For Studio Job, creation is pre-eminent over definition. Smeets describes it thus: “Unlike most, we are probably not coming from Modernism. Studio Job’s contribution is that we have rediscovered a lost path. Consciously and carefully, we are positioning decorative arts in the twenty-first century. Is that design? Whatever. Is that art? Whatever, really.”

Opulent, intricate and ironic, Studio Job combine an extraordinarily high level of craftsmanship with extreme ornamentation. They reference both the traditional and the topical, the organic and the artificial. This narrative conveys a tension between the good and the bad exploring all facets of each. Their iconography is at once heraldic and cartoon-like, monumental and yet somehow primitive. Due to this combination of elements, Studio Job’s style has become synonymous with the term ‘neo-gothic’. This style is placed within an enigmatic, intellectual framework by the number and complexity of symbols and signifiers it conveys.

Studio Job’s work is widely collected both in the private and public sectors. Although, by definition, their work has primarily been geared towards collectors and museums, Studio Job has collaborated successfully with various likeminded brands eg. Bulgari, Swarovski, Bisazza, Venini, Land Rover, Viktor & Rolf and Moooi. There have been solo exhibitions in eg New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan, Geneva, Miami and Basel. Today, Studio Job designs are in collection of more than 40 museums worldwide.

In 2009 Nynke and Job opened Studio Job Gallery, a curatorial exhibition space for contemporary art and design based in Antwerp. In 2010 an important monograph titled The Book of Job’ was launched by the New York publishing house Rizzoli and the Studio Job Lounge was opened inside the prestigious Groninger Museum. In 2011, Nynke and Job turned a post war villa into Studio Job House filled with modernistic icons and contemporary pieces. The Groninger recently dedicated a massive retrospective accompanied by a new book to celebrate the large body of work of these world famous creators!

 

www.studiojob.be

Projects

  • Altdeutsche Clock by Studio Job

    Altdeutsche Clock

    by Studio Job -Handpainted Furniture- Checking the time will never be the same with Studio Job’s Altdeutsche Clock, a playful interpretation of old Frankish furniture holding all its beauty and atmosphere. A Studio Job souvenir is hidden in a secret compartment of the clock. A...

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    Altdeutsche Cabinet by Studio Job

    Altdeutsche Cabinet

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    Altdeutsche Chest by Studio Job

    Altdeutsche Chest

    by Studio Job -Handpainted Furniture- There is always something magic about the word chest, even if it’s simply meant to store blankets in a charming vintage way… In this case the magic originates from the intricate pattern of symbols designed on its surface, creating a...

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    Firmship Carpet by Studio Job

    Firmship Carpet

    by Studio Job “The design of the carpet finds its origin in the nautical iconography. Originally Nynke Tynagel designed the pattern for the facade of a big building at the harbor of Rotterdam. Last year we used it again in the boat and offices we designed for a brand new company...

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    Valentine by Marcel Wanders

    Valentine

    by Marcel Wanders

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    Moooi London Showroom 2012 - United Kingdom, , Photography by Peer Lindgreen

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Specs

2011
solid pine and pine veneer
Hand Painted

Stained white, Hand Painted

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