Studio Job - Agenda

Studio Job was founded in 1998 by Job Smeets in the renaissance spirit, combining traditional and modern techniques to produce once-in-a-lifetime objects. At once highly specific and yet entirely universal, personally expressive and yet experimental, Studio Job has crafted a body of work that draws upon classical, popular and contemporary design and highly visual and sculptural art.

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September 2019

Blow at Maison et Object

The Gospel, The Crucifixion, The Birth

Since we are all anarchists hereby we bring you the light gospel according to Job!

Oh Maria! Anarchy! Cartoon holy! Unserious blasphemy! Contemporary Jesus! Holy Happy! Great Gabriel! Good heavens! Biblical funk! Wear that Bible belt! Noahs Party Boat! 

Whether religious or not, you can feel the incredible drama and energy of the lights. Classic tradition mixed with real modern life.

Studio Job are proud to announce the launch of a new collection for Blow their joint with Seletti during the Maison et Object fair in Paris in 6th-10th September. The new collection is inspired by classic Studio aJob art works The Gospel from 2009, this new range of neons and products brings these high end art works into everyone’s home.

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May 2019

DYSFUNCTIONAL VENICE BIENNALE

CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY

 

8 MAY – 24 NOVEMBER 2019

PRESS VIEW | MONDAY 6 MAY AND TUESDAY 7 MAY 2019

 

Carpenters Workshop Gallery, in partnership with Lombard Odier Group, present DYSFUNCTIONAL, an immersive exhibition of collectible design at Ca’d’Oro, during the Venice Biennale 2019

 

The exhibition will present works by established and rising artists seeking to break the thin boundaries between art, architecture and design. The site-specific works combine extraordinary craftsmanship with strong artistic and emotional expression.

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April 2019

Gaasbeek Castle

Expo:  7.04 – 28.07.2019

 

Gaasbeek Castle hold it’s inauguration of the new sculpture “The Peasant Wedding” in the garden of the Hermitage. Studio Job created this powerful sculpture for the current exhibition “Feast of Fools.” Bruegel rediscovered.

 

Mon: Closed
Tue – sun: 10 AM – 6 PM
Last entrance: 5 PM
Open on holidays

 

We advise you to provide at least 2 hours for your visit.

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April 2019

Design Pride

10th April, 6pm from Piazza Castello corner Via Minghetti, Party afterwards at Piazza Affari

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April 2019

RUSTED PLASTIC

Studio Job x Qeeboo
Salone Del Mobile 2019
9th – 14th April 2019

 

The new Rusted Collection
limited edition hand-finished pieces launching at Corso Como 10

 

The Velvet Collection launching at La Rinescente, classic Studio Job pieces in a new luxury finish.

Studio Job will be launching two new lamps; V-2 Scheider, rocket shaped lamp & Empire the new architectural classic.

 

Locations:
Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milano
La Rinascente, Piazza del Duomo, Milano
Salone Del Mobile – Hall ITL, Showroom E 02

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April 2019

BLOW

Job & Seletti
Salone Del Mobile 2019
9th – 14th April 2019

 

  • The Lazy President & The Lazy Painter Pop & Lock (metal furniture)
  • New Table and Living Room Streetlamps

 

Blow are proud to now launch the new collection of chairs, The Lazy President & The Lazy Painter, reclining armchairs for the laziest leaders, artists and people in the world.
Also new for 2019 is their new metal furniture Pop & Lock, a pop art pick ’n’ mix to express your own identity.

 

Locations:
Seletti Store Milano, Corso Garibaldi, 117, 20121 Milano MI
Salone del Mobile – Hall 10, E100

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April 2019

House of Job

Salone Del Mobile 2019
9th – 14th April 2019

 

House of Job Milano, the art and design studio present their new private gallery space in Milan showing new sculptural work and classic pieces from the last 20 years.

 

Having been exhibiting and working in Milan and Italy for over 20 years, now in 2019 for their anniversary Studio  Job has opened their first permeant base in Milano. The space will be a living gallery and studio space, and for the Salone del Mobile Studio Job will hold it’s first exhibition, showcasing new never before seen art pieces, as well as classic art and design pieces from Studio Job’s oeuvre. The pieces will sit alongside collaborations with many Italian makers such as Venini, Seletti, Qeeboo and Gufram. Studio Job will be hosting a ‘House Warming’ event during the design week for press and special guests to attend. This will be the first Studio Job Gallery exhibition since 2015.

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April 2019

Re-Plastic Masters

Bronze = Plastic
Salone Del Mobile 2019
9th – 14th April 2019

 

Ciao Sandro, 2019
Containers III, 2019

 

At theMuseo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” in Milan, Studio Job has designed new boundary-pushing art pieces for the “RE-PLASTIC MASTERS” exhibition organised by Rossana Orlandi. The pieces are made from re-purposed plastic everyday objects combined with bronze for from a lamp collection; Containers III and a unique art piece Ciao Sandro.

 

‘Ciao Sandro’ is a unique art piece a created as a portrait for Mendini. Conceived earlier this year as an homage to the design icon and brilliant mind we planned to create the sculptural portrait for Alessandro Mendini, sadly in February he passed away and this piece now becomes a memorial to the man affectionately called ‘Sandro’ by his friends.

 

Job Smeets explains how the collaboration came about; Earlier this year Rossana called us and told us about this project and I thought; plastic = bronze – interesting. I think those industrial rotation moulded products like jerry cans and buckets, aesthetically are perfectly designed, they are beautiful and durable objects in their form, so why throw them away? Right now I am looking back on our body of work over the last 20 years and the everyday and humble objects have been a major them in our work, this contemporary follow up seemed to naturally progress the footsteps of our work.

 

I thought about the question; why is plastic so bad, the conclusion is that those plastic everyday products are not bad or ugly at all, the only thing that is a problem is how we treat them. When I was young you’d get milk in a glass bottle and an apple packed only in its own skin, now plastic is unnecessarily layered on everything we buy. We want to show the beauty of these everyday objects that we treat as functional slaves. Plastic is just a matter of how you use it, to re-use and to keep it. By combining pop art elements, such as the hands of Mickey mouse, there is a nod to the mass consumption of the famous chains. Plastic started to be introduced in the 19th century as a solution, celluloid was the first substitute for using real animal tortoiseshell, and Bakelite as an alternative for porcelain. It was seen as futuristic and luxurious alternative. It all started with a positive ideological mindset of the precious, but then transformed over the years into wild consumption of the throw away, single-use and low end. This project for us is about uplifting of the normal or everyday, appreciation of the tools around you. By not throwing these pieces away then recycling isn’t even necessary. Although with this new collection Containers III we do not claim to solve the problem of plastics, we just try to elevate them into desirable objects. It’s a mind-set.

 

Containers III

Almost 20 years ago in 2000 Studio Job created the ‘Containers I’, one of their first internationally successful sculptural art collections. So other the result is about relying It’s not so important but it made us look back at past collections and this contemporary follow up seemed to follow in the footsteps.

 

Uplifting of the normal or everyday, appreciation of the tools around you. By never throwing these pieces away then recycling isn’t even necessary.

 

Alongside this at the Galleria Rossana Orlandi Studio Job has created a new floor lamp series from a mixed media of cast bronze and plastic using familiar household containers.

 

About the show:

Re-Plastic Masterpieces will be a show consisting of unique pieces from recycled plastic created by famous artists, designers and architects. The pieces will then be auctioned in London (Mendini. The exhibition will take place in the Museum’s “Railway Pavilion” amongst twenty old locomotives and railway carriages.

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February 2019

Studio Job in Stockholm

Stockholm Furniture Fair, 5th – 9th February 2019, Stand: A03:21

 

Meet Studio Job founder and creative talent Job Smeets, Tuesday 5th February from 11am at the Blow/Seletti stand!

 

To follow on from our recent launches in Paris, Studio Job along with Italian brand Seletti arrive in Stockholm with their joint venture BLOW to showcase their new products STREET LAMP DINING and STREET LAMP FLOOR two new LED’s Tongue and Heart and many more products.

 

STREET LAMP – DINING, the table version of the curved STREET LAMP – FLOOR, the lamppost-shaped lamps designed by Studio Job and part of the BLOW by Job and Seletti collection – which comprises plates, mugs, folding chairs, lamps, armchairs, mirrors, and bathroom accessories. From the same family of lamps as Tongue and Heart, the latter created ready for Valentine’s Day.

 

STREET LAMP

 

Street Lamp is the archetype of the traditional gas street lamps found in cities in the early 20th century: Studio Job reinterprets the aesthetics of these memorable pieces of street furniture for contemporary home interiors. After the floor version, inspired by the curvature and proportions of the Arco by Achille Castiglioni and presented at the Salone del Mobile 2018, Seletti is bringing the table version to Paris. The aluminium lantern with LED bulbs is a wireless, USB rechargeable lamp, and is a perfect piece of decor for both the home and the world of contracting, for a romantic dinner or for relaxing in a softly lit, vintage style atmosphere.

 

 

Tongue Lamp & Heart Lamp

 

The pop magic of neon, the celebration of the visual inspirations of consumerism and of advertising, using new LED technology which combines aesthetics with functionality.

Studio Job applies its vision to some of the most renowned and widely loved graphic styles. Tongue is the irreverence to the quintessential, the tongue sticking out which, in the 1960s/70s, shocked the middle-class conformism and offered freedom to a generation. Heart, on the other hand, is the simplest, and most effective, homage to San Valentino, a pure sign which communicates love without superstructure.

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January 2019

New BLOW Launch at Maison et Objet

‘Daisy’ – The new wireless Banana Lamp, hand-painted and cable-free.

Studio Job’s Banana Lamp has become the symbol of the most iconic design: the perfect representation of the brand BLOW the joint venture between Studio Job and Seletti. The project is based on the idea of making a limited-edition product accessible. Following the three tabletop versions – Huey, Dewey and Louie – and the wall-mounted version Phooey, we are pleased to launch Daisy: The new wireless and hand-painted Banana Lamp, powered by rechargeable battery.

Maison et Objet

Seletti

Paris – January 18-22, 2019
Hall 6 — Stand J16 / K15

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