Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland

The home of Viktor & Rolf’s Rolf Snoeren is an art wonderland, thanks to the creativity of his friend designer, Job Smeets, the founder of Studio Job. A modern penthouse in Amsterdam, where the bold product-design firm, youthful memories of Efteling (the biggest theme park in the Netherlands), bring this playful and fantastic style home to life.

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It’s impossible to wake up in a bad mood when one is surrender with art and daring and fun creations. For the famous designer, the motto for this project was that “Not everybody needs to live in a modernist white box.”

Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
David Altmejd’s mirror sculpture, Josef Hoffmann chairs, Studio Job wallpaper, table, and carpet.
Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
A bronze fireplace is the star of the living area, joined by other Studio Job designs, such as the cocktail table and bronze chair. Piet Parra’s custom-made fabric for Studio Job dresses the Cassina Chaise Longue

Job Smeets has never left childish things behind and tries to keep his inner child alive. For this modern penthouse, he wanted to bring the style of Viktor & Rolf fashion, to the design of the artsy. Even though Smeets specializes in “making things” instead of interior design when the friends were talking about the modern penthouse, he immediately accepted the job!

Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
WIth funfair lights; Piet Boon sofa, Studio Job table.
Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
Snoeren and O’Dell.

It’s a celebration of our friendship

Snoeren

After an 18-month renovation, the modern penthouse was ready in March 2020, days before the pandemic started. Nearly every element that composes this artsy home, from checkerboard pattern glass panels to the button-tufted daybed was conceived by Smeets. This is more than a typical interior design project, is a celebration of friendship.

Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
Dining room.
Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
The kitchen. Artwork by David Hockney.

It may not be the most functional kitchen, but for people who don’t cook, it’s a beautiful kitchen

Job Smeets
Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
Snoeren and O’dell’s favorite perch is a Studio Job velvet daybed that overlooks Amsterdam. David Altmejd sculpture; Studio Job bronze table with integrated Eiffel tower lamp.
Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
The custom-made Treca de Paris bed is set on Studio Job turtle feet.

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Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
Kara Walker work at the bedroom lounge; Studio Job wall covering and cabinet, Marzio Cecchi lounge chair and ottoman, Claudy Jongstra carpet.

A true wonderland was created inside this home. The front door makes sure the irreverent style is written in every detail, made of shiny brown resin textured with a hearty three-dimensional wood grain it seems like it takes one off the hinges of a Playmobil fort. In the main living room, the star is a gas fireplace, fronted by a gaping bronze mouth, flames flickering behind bared teeth.

Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
A custom-made ceiling light ringed with carnival lights hovers above vintage sinks.
Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
A playmobil-style door marks the entrance to the Amsterdam home.

The modern penthouse is a largely open-plan apartment, on the other hand, stretches across one floor, and offers city views that take in the late-19th-century church where the couple married three years ago.

Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
Studio Job mirror for Ghidini 1961 hangs in the powder room; Studio Job porcelain axe in niche.

I told Job we would give him carte blanche, so maybe it might not have been a good idea. Creating crazy and stunning is easy for him, but creating warmth, which Brandon wanted, is a bit more of a challenge.

Snoeren

The result was spot on. The designer achieved the best f both worlds: O’Dell got the comfort and softness he desired, and the craziness and stunning environments are also present!

Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
The roof terrace.

The custom-made staircase next to the dining area leads to a fire-engine-red roof terrace shaped like a heart. Due to UNESCO restrictions for Amsterdam’s canal area, the terrace is not visible from the street.

Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
A David Altmejd sculpture presides in the bedroom. The tiny Bronze chair is by Studio Job.
Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
Vintage tiles encase the couple’s bath; custom-made Villeroy & Boch tub.

It does make me laugh. I’m not the happiest person in the world, generally, so when a house can bring you happiness, that’s really something.

This modern penthouse is full of whimsy and fantastic elements, where color, art, and uniqueness were the watchwords for the renowned designer, Job Smeets.

Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
Looking down the hallway.
Inside A Modern Penthouse In Amsterdam, That’s An Art Wonderland
A Studio Job wallpaper lines the home office, which features a vintage Dom Hans van der Laan desk and a Cees Braakman cabinet; Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin diptych.

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