Daily Dose Pick: Studio Job

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A standout at design fairs for nearly a decade, Dutch design team Studio Job mixes artistic forms and stylized craft to exquisite ends.

Led by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets, the company produces limited-edition objects and installations that utilize pre-Industrial Revolution techniques alongside digital processes. From enlarged, bronze farm objects that pay tribute to the peasant life to gold furniture that ironically celebrates a corrupt scoundrel, Studio Job’s functional and unusable pieces alike beautifully blur the boundaries between art and design.

Visit Studio Job’s gallery page at Vivid, read a T Magazine feature, watch a YouTube video interview, and buy the design team’s new limited edition Rizzoli monograph

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Studio Job, The Crucifixion, 2009, polychrome hand-blown glass, lead, and Indian rosewood, 367 x 217 x 15 cm, edition 1 + 1 AP, Collection Zuiderzee Museum (NL), exhibited at Chiostri di San Simpliciano Milan (I), photo R. Kot

Studio Job, Silverware, 2007, location Z33, photo Jean-Baptiste Mondino

Studio Job, Perished Bench, 2006, macassar, ebony and bird’s-eye maple, 200 x 45 x 190 cm, edition 6 + 2 AP, Collection Dilmos Milan (I), Moss Gallery (US), exhibited at Réunion des Musées Nationaux (FR), Art Basel (CH)

Studio Job in association with Val Saint Lambert, created for Cabinet Van Rompuy, President of Europe, Brussels, polished bronze, colored and cut crystal, Indian rosewood, 66 x 200 x 66 cm

The Last Supper, 2009, corroded foundry iron and candle, 250 x 250 x 80 cm, edition 2 + 1 AP, Collection Zuiderzee Museum (NL), exhibited at Chiostri di San Simpliciano Milan (I), photo R. Kot

Pinocchio, 2007, polished and patinated bronze castings and wenge wood, 45 x 45 x 195 cm, edition 5 + 2 AP + 1 prototype, Collection Moss Gallery (US), Groninger Museum (NL), Galerie Bischofberger (CH), exhibited Z33 (B), Art Basel (CH), photo R. Kot

The Birth, 2009, polychrome hand-blown glass, lead, and Indian rosewood, 250 x 250 x 15 cm, edition 1 + 1 AP, Collection Zuiderzee Museum (NL), exhibited at Chiostri di San Simpliciano Milan (I), photo R. Kot

The Last Supper, 2009, polychrome Delftware, gold luster, and candle, ca. 100 x 75 x 45 cm, edition 5 + 2 AP, publisher Royal Tichelaar Makkum, Collection ING art collection (NL), exhibited at Chiostri di San Simpliciano Milan (I), photo M. Aukes

Robber Baron Cabinet, 2007, polished, patinated and gilded bronze castings, 117 x 51 x 175 cm, edition 5 + 2 AP + 1 prototype, Collection Moss Gallery (US), Groninger Museum (NL), exhibited Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Art Miami (US), photo R. Kot

Pyramid, 2008, faience, hand paintings, and gold luster, 45 x 62 x 150 cm, edition 7 + 2 AP, publisher Royal Tichelaar Makkum, Collection Zuiderzee Museum (NL), Moss Gallery (US), exhibited Boijmans Van Beuningen (NL), Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), photo M. Aukes