Job says he was inspired by a legendary figure who lived wrapped in mystery: ‘the singer without a name’.
“No one had ever seen her come out of her house, where heavy velvet curtains hid her from the eyes of the curious. The inscrutable singer was the author of a great musical success entitled, in fact, Mexico “. (Job Smeets)
The result is a story that plays down on what scares us most, death, meaning that it cancels the features of the face and transforms it into something else.
Decorated with the graphic pattern of the Mexican skull, a symbol created to exorcise death and celebrate life, it becomes an extravagant stool/table with a rigid top.
Studio Job, founded in 2000 by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, is based in Antwerp and Amsterdam. Both graduated from the Eindhoven Design Academy, from the beginning their collaboration leads to the creation of unique pieces and limited edition works of great suggestion and expressive force.
Job and Nynke both refer to both traditional and avant-garde culture, moving from the natural to the artificial world. Studio Job’s work can be found in more than forty museums all over the world. The two designers have had over eighty solo shows all over the world. Their iconic, heraldic and cartoon sculptures are appreciated by collectors. Although, by definition, the creations of this pair of artists were initially conceived for collectors and museums, Studio Job has collaborated successfully with several culturally similar brands for visionary spirit, such as Bisazza, Bulgari, Gufram, Land Rover , Lensvelt, L’Oréal, Maharam, Moooi, NLXL, Nodus, PostNL, Rizzoli, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, Swarovski, Venini, Viktor & Rolf and Vlisco. The firm has also held personal exhibitions in New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Milan, Geneva, Miami, Shanghai and Basel.