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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

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Specs

2005
wood and cardboard, finished with paper and polyurethane (PU) lacquer

Now available in 23 RAL colours!

dimensions
Without shades: 90 cm X 101.5 cm | 35.4” X 40” (WxH)
With shades: 94 cm X 101.5 cm | 37” X 40” (WxH)

shades
For the Paper Chandelier XL and Paper Chandelier L are shades available making the diffusion of the light more delicate and subtle.

ENECCEcULus

The Paper collection illustrates it's story with a lacquered paper finish.

For the Paper Chandelier XL and Paper Chandelier L are shades available making the diffusion of the light more delicate and subtle.

The RAL colours have been matched as closely as possible. The colour depends on your monitor and printer. Use official RAL Colour Publications for most accurate colour.

White

RAL 1004

RAL 1013

RAL 1023

RAL 1027

RAL 2000

RAL 2002

RAL 2004

RAL 3003

RAL 3012

RAL 3015

RAL 5003

RAL 5008

RAL 5024

RAL 6010

RAL 6021

RAL 7001

RAL 7011

RAL 7035

RAL 7044

RAL 8001

RAL 8014

RAL 8016

RAL 9005

RAL 9010

RAL 9016

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6 x E14 40W (incandescent type B) or 12W (CFL type B)
220-240V 50Hz
Cable length 4M (black)

 

Paper canopy with CE & Enec versions

6 x E12 40W (incandescent type B) or 12W (CFL type B)
110-127V 60Hz
Cable length 4M (black)

Chrome canopy

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Paper Chandelier L