Mr. & Mrs. Smeets, otherwise known as Dutch design duo Studio Job, continue to redefine the decorative arts for the contemporary age with an exhibition of highly expressive, mainly one-off or limited edition works
The Design Academy Eindhoven graduates based in Antwerp and the Netherlands, present works cast on bronze and crafted from laser-cut marquetry, an approach consistent with traditional atelier craftsmanship than industrial process, each work detailed with extreme ornamentation.
“Unlike most, we are probably not coming from Modernism. Studio Job’s contribution is that we have rediscovered a lost path. Consciously and carefully, we are positioning decorative arts in the twenty-first century. Is that design? Whatever. Is that art? Whatever, really.”
With collaborations with many leading brands that include Bulgari, Swarovski, Bisazza, Venini, Land Rover, Viktor & Rolf, L’Oréal and Moooi, works by Studio Job form reside in the collections of more than 40 museums worldwide.
Token of Love 2012-2013
2 stained glass art objects with neon light
material stained and enameled hand blown glass, patinate lead, rosewood, neon light fittings
edition unique pieces
private commission for one of our art collectors
Images (c) Studio Job, L Blonk & portrait by R Stoops