Studio Job Bench from the 'Perished' Collection
A hand crafted Museum quality bench from the 'Perished' Collection; Macassar ebony inlaid with Bird's Eye Maple
Job Smeets (b. 1970 the Netherlands) Nynke Tynagel (b. 1977 Belgium)
An Edition of Six
Made in the Netherlands
height 190 cm width 200 cm depth 45 cm (74.75 x 78.75 x 17.75 in)
A bench from the collection was included in 2009 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in the exhibition “Telling Tales”, which featured work by a generation of internationally regarded designers and explored the narrative potential of objects - connecting the past with the present.
Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel are a young and inventive Belgian/Dutch couple working under the name of ‘Studio Job”. They produce museum quality pieces in small editions that transcend the realm of furnishings, using traditional hand crafted techniques reminiscent of the highly accomplished guild work of the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement and ‘Art Deco’ masters like Jacques Ruhlmann.
This bench follows in the footsteps of their design heroes, mostly fellow fantasists, such as Carlo Bugatti and Piero Fornasetti. Job Smeets explains “we inhabit the space betweeen art and design, function and sculpture”.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England 14 July-18 October 2009
Groningen Museum, Groningen, Netherlands 2006-2007
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands 2004-2005
Studio Job: The Book of Job by Job Smeets
Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design Victoria & Albert Museum publications
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