• Labyrinth Chair by Studio Job

    Labyrinth Chair

    Labyrinth Chair Original (2006)

  • Labyrinth Chair Insect

    Labyrinth Chair

    Labyrinth Chair Insect

  • Labyrinth Chair Grey

    Labyrinth Chair

     

    Labyrinth Chair Grey

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

  • Heracleum II Small

    Heracleum II Small

    by Bertjan Pot powered through Electrosandwich by Marcel Wanders The decorative LED lamp inspired by the Heracleum Plant now comes in two sizes.. Theleaves ramify from a branch creating a very technical, natural structure. By using the technique of coating conductive layers. A design not...

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    Container New Antiques 71X32

    Container New Antiques 7132

    by Marcel Wanders A fancy new addition to the Container Table series, the New Antiques tables brings a touch of vintage charm to its growing family.

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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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    Bottoni by Marcel Wanders

    Bottoni

    by Marcel Wanders A classic sofa from the Moooi collection. Many styles and variations available bringing unique ideas into your space.

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    Container Stool New Antiques by Marcel Wanders

    Container Stool New Antiques

    by Marcel Wanders A fancy new addition to the Container Table series, the New Antiques tables brings a touch of vintage charm to its growing family.

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    Brave New World Lamp by Freshwest

    Brave New World Lamp

    by Freshwest In a brave new world imagination is free to produce a complex lamp with simple materials, translating the warm soul of the oak wood in a mechanic way.

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    Paper Cupboard by Studio Job

    Paper Cupboard

    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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    Crochet Table by Marcel Wanders

    Crochet Table

    by Marcel Wanders Defying all fabric capabilities, the laced Crochet table is the ultimate accessory for any interior.

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    Labyrinth Chair by Studio Job

    Labyrinth Chair

    Labyrinth Chair Original (2006)

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    Bart Sofa XL by Moooi Works

    Bart XL

    by Moooi Works | Bart Schilder 'Have you ever thought of bringing a touch of grandeur to your home, without conveying the firm austerity of real antiques? 

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    Mask Lamp by Stefano Giovanonni

    Mask Lamp

    by Stefano Giovanonni Mask is a metaphysical lamp which investigates the relation between geometry and shape, symmetry and asymmetry, meaning and communication.

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    Moooi new collection presentation during Salone del Mobile 2013 - Italy, Milan, Via Savona 56, Photography by Valentina Zanobelli
  • Paper screen by Studio Job

    Paper screen

    by Studio Job

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    Labyrinth Chair by Studio Job

    Labyrinth Chair

    Labyrinth Chair Original (2006)

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    Paper Cabinet by Studio Job

    Paper Cabinet

    by Studio Job Did the idea of paper furniture ever strike your mind?

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    Bucket Floorlamp by Studio Job

    Bucket Floor Lamp

    by Studio Job

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    Bassotti Tables by Marcel Wanders

    Bassotti Coffee Table

    By Marcel Wanders A table for every occasion or a combination of tables placed side by side and onto each other to decorate with elegance, practical sense & a touch of humor.

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    Moooi new collection presentation during Salone del Mobile 2013 - Italy, Milan, Via Savona 56, Photography by Valentina Zanobelli

Specs

2012
Wood frame, foam and Dacron upholstered.
based on original design of 2006

composition
24% pe, 47% co, 29% li

abrasion
20000 Martindale 
Teflon coated

firetest
BS5852 source 0&1

Available in three patterns: Labyrinth Original, Labyrinth Grey, Insect

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