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5 things you didn’t know about Studio Job

AUG 23, 2016 | By Aditi Sharma Maheshwari
Dutch designers Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job are best known for orchestrating bold projects that highlight design anomalies and clever craftsmanship. They have redefined ideas of beauty through their outrageous and non-conformist executions.
Their disruptive sculptures and “disintegrating” installations have left critics and admirers alike, spellbound. To put fiction in charge isn’t easy but that is what they have aimed for. “Our personal goal is to create an autonomous identity while contributing to different creative fields,” adds Job Smeets.
We look at the backstory of these world renowned creatives, their early years and interesting works in the pipeline that you may not have heard of until now…
1. A fun date lead to an extraordinary association. On January 26, 1996, Jobs and Nynke, graduates from Design Academy Eindhoven two met at a bar in Netherlands, post which a few years of love and bohemia followed. Eventually, Studio Job was established and their first product, Containers in Nature was released in the year 2000.
2. From sculptures, furniture, tiles, wallpapers and home restoration, the duo has also designed stages for concerts. The exclusive, larger than life “travelling circus” stage created for British pop star Mika’s No Place in Heaven tour in October 2015 garnered a lot of attention.
3. Some years later, to symbolise their “romantic break-up”, they released the Train Crash Table in 2015. It showcased a collision between two bronze steam engines, producing gilded 24-carat gold crash smoke.
4. On March 22, they released their book Monkey Business. It includes furnishings, sculptures, exhibitions, interiors, Job and Nynke’s home, and also traces the brand’s creative journey.
5. As part of Fuorisalone, the satellite event of Milan Design Week 2016, Studio Job created interesting mosaic tiles. These were inspired by neo-gothic and Aztec art for Bisazza at the brand’s flagship store in Milan.
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