Studio Job - Studio Job Suite

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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Studio Job have transformed an early 20th century Dutch apartment into a dream “crash pad for maximalists.” The Dutch-Belgian creative duo bought the 150 sqm flat on the second floor of a 1922 townhouse in the Oud Zuid neighbourhood of Amsterdam with the intent to self-commission the interior.

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    “It’s a very concrete situation, a way for us to put to use the midcentury furniture we collect, the contemporary work of friends and artists, and our own work – to take it out of storage and ensure that it doesn’t just sit there collecting dust,” Smeets told Wallpaper* Magazine. The Studio Job Suite, much like the artists’ Belgian apartment, acts not only as a residential space and investment project – but in Smeets’ words, also as a “Giant Gesamtkunstwerk.”

    In a world where the phrase ‘less is more’ reigns, the Suite goes against the grain in a number of ways. A new and yet to be released ‘Brick’ wallpaper by Studio Job for NLXL, runs throughout most of the apartment, so too does the playful interpretation of wooden parquet flooring, also designed by the duo for Senso. Typically these products would be used in small doses, but not if you are Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel.

    With so many clashing colours, patterns and styles all situated in one space, it’s a wonder how this apartment works, but ultimately it does. In the words of Oscar Wilde, “Beauty is a form of Genius – is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation.

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