• Gothic Chair circle by Studio Job

    Gothic Chair

    by Studio Job

  • Gothic Chair detail by Studio Job

    Gothic Chair

    Studio Job designed the Gothic Chair for the recently renovated Groninger Museum, in the Netherlands, where they also designed the interior for the Job Lounge and other areas of the museum. Studio Job have re-interpreted the solid wood and romantic elegance of the Gothic style and presented a playful, light chair made from brightly coloured rotation moulded plastic and contrasting ‘upholstery’ buttons.

Designer

Studio Job

"Every expression is a statement."

Studio Job

Founded in 2000 by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven now based in Antwerp and the Netherlands. They redefine the applied 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

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    Monster Chair by Marcel Wanders

    Monster Chair

    by Marcel Wanders A soft, puffy and stylish chair as symbol of the eternal battle between opposite forces that take place in life and can be easily recognized inside ourselves, if we have the courage to open our eyes.

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    Dear Ingo by Ron Gilad

    Dear Ingo

    by Ron Gilad Ron Gilads hybrid objects combine material with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat delicious line between the abstract and the functional.

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    Raimond by Raimond Puts

    Raimond

    by Raimond Puts | realisation by Ox-ID The Raimond lamp: a perfect sphere of mathematical ingredients punctuated by tiny LED lights. Looking at the lamp feels like staring into the soft glow of a starry night. Into the essence.

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    Gothic Chair by Studio Job

    Gothic Chair

    by Studio Job

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    Paper Buffet by Studio Job

    Paper Buffet

    by Studio Job Did the idea of paper furniture ever strike your mind? Paper, cardboard and papier-mâché are familiar to all of us. They bring back memories of kindergarten and our first experiences of making things. Inspired by classic icons but manufactured like modern day...

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    Boutique Eyes of Strangers by Marcel Wanders

    Boutique Eyes Of Strangers

    by Marcel Wanders In whatever mirror we look… we will meet the rare eyes of strangers

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    Paper floor lamp by Studio Job

    Paper floor lamp

    by Studio Job Did the idea of paper furniture ever strike your mind? Paper, cardboard and papier-mâché are familiar to all of us. They bring back memories of kindergarten and our first experiences of making things. Inspired by classic icons but manufactured like modern day...

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    Two Tops Table by Marcel Wanders

    Two Tops Table

    by Marcel Wanders "I made a mistake, I fixed the table-top under the supporting bars instead of on top, and found a space which was always there but was never seen, I created a lid to cover and to hide and change a few hundred years of classic table making." - Marcel Wanders

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    Two Tops Secretary by Marcel Wanders

    Two Tops Secretary

    by Marcel Wanders "I made a mistake, I fixed the table-top under the supporting bars instead of on top, and found a space which was always there but was never seen, I created a lid to cover and to hide and change a few hundred years of classic table making.", Marcel Wanders

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    Random Light by Bertjan Pot

    Random Light

    by Bertjan Pot

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    Smoke Dining Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Dining Chair

    by Maarten Baas Furniture finished with fire. The beauty and character of burned wood is now captured in a long lasting material, creating the strange sensation of sitting on burnt furniture.

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    5 O'Clock Chair by Nika Zupanc

    5 O'Clock Chair

    by Nika Zupanc Inspired by the classic English china with pink roses, this chair reflects a love for almost forgotten values & feelings from a noble past. Beech wood and Skai leather create a strong product with a soft surface, combining tradition with innovation.

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    Delft Blue No. 06 by Marcel Wanders

    Delft Blue No. 06

    by Marcel Wanders Marcel Wanders designed a collection of ceramic vases for Moooi, all vases are produced and decorated at 'Royal Delft', a Dutch company dating back to 1653 and the original producer of the beautiful Delft Blue ceramics. The vases are reinterpreting and revitalizing...

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    Delft Blue No. 11 by Marcel Wanders

    Delft Blue No. 11

    by Marcel Wanders Marcel Wanders designed a collection of ceramic vases for Moooi, all vases are produced and decorated at 'Royal Delft', a Dutch company dating back to 1653 and the original producer of the beautiful Delft Blue ceramics. The vases are reinterpreting and revitalizing...

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    Soft Clock

    by Kiki van Eijk A ceramic clock with all the detail and feeling of a soft clock made from fabric. The clock was first stitched in fabric by Kiki herself. Moulds are then taken from the fabric model and when ceramic cast are taken you can still see the wrinkles and details of the original fabric...

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    Corks by Jasper Morrison

    Corks

    by Jasper Morrison Stools turned from agglomerate cork. Can be used as a small side table, a stool, or ottoman.

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    Elements 004 by Jaime Hayon

    Elements 004

    by Jaime Hayon

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    Moooi London Showroom 2012 - United Kingdom, , Photography by Peer Lindgreen
  • Paper Chandelier by Studio Job

    Paper Chandelier L

    by Studio Job Did the idea of paper furniture ever strike your mind? Paper, cardboard and papier-mâché are familiar to all of us. They bring back memories of kindergarten and our first experiences of making things. Inspired by classic icons but manufactured like modern day...

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    Gothic Chair by Studio Job

    Gothic Chair

    by Studio Job

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    Studio Job House - Netherlands, Kempen, near Eindhoven, Design by Studio Job, Photographer: Robert Kot
  • Gothic Chair by Studio Job

    Gothic Chair

    by Studio Job

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    Job Lounge for Groninger Museum - Netherlands, Groningen, Studio Job
  • Gothic Chair by Studio Job

    Gothic Chair

    by Studio Job

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    Job Lounge for Groninger Museum - Netherlands, Groningen, Studio Job

Specs

2010
polyethylene (rotational moulded)
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use

Colours:
light grey, dark grey, blue, brown, white, yellow, red, orange, pink & green
Additional sets of coloured upholstery pins are also available for large projects

Dimensions:
90x44,5x46cm | 35.4"x17.5"x18.1" (HxWxD)

Seating height:
46cm | 18.1"

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