What is Studio Job, and why does the New York Times dub them the gatekeepers of “High-end Kitsch?” They are an amazing Dutch art and design collective founded by Job Smeets. Job works with graphic designer and former partner, Nynke Tynagel. The designer duo has made a name by way of their bold, iconic works that straddle design and art. Hungry for more? Scroll down to see what treasures have come from the unbelievable Studio Job.
Studio Job history
Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel are prime movers in contemporary applied art – integrating art, sculpture design and interiors. Founded in 1998 with the ambition to create once-in-a-lifetime art and design objects. And the proof is in the pudding, Job and Nynke have produced an outstanding body of work that draws upon classical, popular and contemporary design.
Art and design in the making
There’s a reason why the Financial Times has heralded Studio Job as “one of the most influential design teams.” Although Job Smeet (Art Director) and Nynke Tynagel (Graphic Designer) are the driving force, it’s truly a collective effort. All their designs are championed by a team of dedicated craftsmen. For example, master glassblowers and Italian textile experts uphold traditional techniques to help realize the most incredible art products.
The Icons of Maximalism
Job and Nynke have been working with high-end clients for decades, such as Land Rover and Swarovski. They also collaborated with brands like Alessi and Pepsi to make exclusive product collections. Studio Job works as a multi-disciplinary collective, and they do not discriminate when it comes to materials. They work with paper, bronze, glass, plastic, wood, textiles, ceramics, metal, you name it! For instance, they even transformed the bust of a bronze horse into a vacuum for Jeff Koons that sucks air through its nostrils when turned on.
The art and design of Studio Job
One cannot only look at the art and designs of Studio Job…you consume them and devour them because their inspiration is infectious! Their extraordinary presence has manifested on a global scale with flagships in Antwerp and Amsterdam, and their physical studio based in Tilburg. To see more of their wonderful work, take a look at their sumptuous Instagram account or their wildly, interactive Studio Job website.
Coming soon! Moco Museum will receive its very own, unique art piece by Studio Job. Trust, we’ll keep you up to date, because we can’t wait to show all of you. In the meantime, you can see more notable contemporary art and design in our museum. You can buy your ticket online here.