Studio Job was founded in 1998 by Job Smeets in the renaissance spirit, combining traditional and modern techniques to produce unique art pieces. At once highly specific and yet entirely universal, personally expressive and yet experimental, Studio Job has crafted a body of work that draws upon the classical, popular and contemporary design and highly visual and sculptural art. The work Studio Job creates is heraldic and regal even in its imagery. As sleek as the finished work can be, it is also instinctual and almost primal.
Studio Job are pioneers of contemporary conceptual and sculptural design. The results range from unique bronze artwork in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, to a royal stamp featuring the Dutch King (forty million pieces produced) from the unique life-size bronze sculptures on Miami Beach, to the one-off Wunderkammer curiosity cabinet that Studio Job produced for Swarovski in Innsbruck. All Studio Job projects are distinguished by a love of detail, freedom of expression and blend of 2D and 3D. With more than 400 exhibitions, including solo shows, around the world Studio Job’s work can be found in many important museum collections.
Their iconic, heraldic and cartoon-like sculptures are popular with collectors worldwide. Proclaimed one of the most influential design teams by the Financial Times, Studio Job are passionate about building up an oeuvre that is becoming increasingly extravagant in its details and increasingly personal.
For the week of Salone del Mobile 2019 Studio Job launch their first private gallery and studio in Milan, as well as multiple ground-breaking new projects with the theme Bronze = Plastic and a range of new products.
This year marks their 20th anniversary. They’re doing Bronze = Plastic, a boundary-pushing, sculptural series of light objects for the “RE- PLASTIC MASTERS” exhibition curated by Rossana Orlandi at the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”; House of Job, their first permanent studio and gallery space in Porta Venezia in Milan; and a collaboration with Qeeboo consisting of massive plastic sculptures made to look like ancient, oxidized bronze relics. They are also introducing a number of furniture lines for brands including Moooi, Alessi and Lensvelt.
We can’t wait to see what they bring to this exclusive design event! Stay with us to find out more about Studio Job, Milan Design Week 2019, and craftsmanship.
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