Set Up Shade
by Marcel Wanders
by Marcel Wanders Exploring the boundaries within type-forms Marcel Wanders presents the 'Set Up Shade' for this intriguing collection.GO TO PRODUCT PAGE
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!
Photography by: Lonneke van der Palen
by Front The Pig Table by Front is faithful to the true dimensions of the animal bringing a touch of nature in fairytale style and genuine madness.
by Front The Pig Table by Front is faithful to the true dimensions of the animal bringing a touch of nature in fairytale style and genuine madness. By rejecting abstraction and taking inspiration from a living creature it delivers a powerful emotive content that never fails to elicit a strong...GO TO PRODUCT PAGE
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by Studio Job Whoever said that designers cannot be pragmatic? The Bucket lamps and Tub lamp by Studio Job are playful interpretations of pragmatic solutions found to the practical challenges of every day’s life.
by Studio Job Whoever said that designers cannot be pragmatic? The Bucket lamps and Tub lamp by Studio Job are playful interpretations of pragmatic solutions found to the practical challenges of every day’s life.GO TO PRODUCT PAGE
Authentic Studio Job pattern on ceramic handles
Grey Shade - RAL 7035
Gold plated steel detailing
2X E27 Lampholder MAX 60W type H
220-240V ~ 50Hz
Cable Length 4M (grey textile)
2 Oak Canopies
2x E26 Lampholder
220-240V ~ 50Hz
Cable length 4M (grey textile)
2 Oak Canopies