Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel founded Studio Job in 2000 with a shared vision: a studio with a Renaissance spirit, where traditional and modern techniques are blended to produce superbly crafted and strictly limited editions. In the years since, they have gained an international standing as contemporary pioneers of personal expression, and their studio employs craftspeople from over twenty guilds to develop Gesamtkunstwerk – a synthesis of creativity embracing multiple art forms. A similar piece by Studio Job was included in their 2016 retrospective at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, while a related bench was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2009. Studio Job have forged ahead with their creative energy, recently completing a four-year regeneration project at the Faena art centre, in collaboration with Argentinean property developers Faena.
Their work in furniture has been recognised and celebrated internationally; most notably, they were named one of the Financial Times’s Top 10 Influential Designers, and nominated for the 2014 Designer of the Year by the Wallpaper Design Awards.
An identical table from the collection and edition was sold Phillips, New York, 7 March 2013, lot 42 ($68,500, including premium).
International Design Yearbook, 21, New York, 2006 p. 217 (for a related work from the series).
G. Williams, Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design, exh. cat., Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2009, p. 97 (for a related from work the series).
J. Smeets and N. Tynagel, The Book of Job, New York, 2010, pp. 102-107 and 288 (for related works from the series).
A. Lindemann, Collecting Design, Cologne, 2010, p. 135 (for a related work from the series).
J. Smeets, Studio Job: Monkey Business, New York, 2016, pp. 80-81 (for a related work from the series).