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.
A project started from Job Smeet’s vision of an old building in Antwerp, bringing together Piet Boon and Sergio Herman to form this exceptional restaurant, The Jane. Studio Job’s windows are a modern take on traditional stained glass.
Over 500 unique glass panels
The Jane, Sergio Herman and Nick Bril
Piet Boon, Amsterdam
Polychrome ceramic pigments sintered into the surface of glass panels
Steinfort Glass BV
‘Back in 2010 I found this beautiful old and empty former military building in Antwerp and envisioned this space as the most incredible restaurant space you’ve ever seen’, explains Job Smeets ‘alongside my good friends Piet Boon and star chef Sergio Herman, we evolved this space into ‘The Jane’. This now michelin-starred restaurant features modern stained glass windows by Studio Job, and interior design by Piet Boon.
The windows are decorated with a haphazard collection of objects, animals and other shapes, ranging from eaten apple cores and penguins to gas masks and birthday cakes, thus adding a more playful and fun character to the otherwise serious interior.