Studio Job - Chimney

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.

Time
2020
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1998
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Chimney

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In Studio Job’s typically opulent style, it appears as a chimney with a bronze base. On top of its slender, cigarette-like neck, sits the bronze ashtray, the drawers at the base collects the ashes. A romantic icon influenced by Job’s youth, growing up in an industrial Dutch town surrounded by red brick factories and towering chimney stacks.

  • Material
  • Polished and patinated bronze, brass, painted
  • Dimension
  • ca. 50 x 16 x 15 cm / 20 x 6 x 6 inch
  • Edition
  • PROTO + 15 + 2 AP
  • Packaging
  • Wooden box
  • Signed
  • JOB, year, initials of the buyer (optional)

smoking

I hate myself

After ten years of being a non-smoker, Job started smoking again, confessing – ‘How stupid of me! I hate myself!’ One of the consequences was the redesign of the everyday ashtray. In Studio Job’s typically opulent style, it appears as a chimney with a bronze bass. On top of its slender neck, itself long and tall like a cigarette, is the actual ashtray made of bronze.

 

This is not the first chimney by Studio Job. The 2006 Robber Baron table, which was shaped as a factory, had four chimneys for legs blowing bronze smoke. As with the factory, the red-bricked chimney evokes a traditional setting as well as the idea of looking back and romanticising the past, which had seduced Job into smoking.

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