Antwerp-based Studio Job is one of the strangest, and most exciting, design firms working in Europe today.
The “strangest” leads to the most differente one and most recognizable. When you look at the piece, you know its Studio Job.
Their taste for whimsical ornamentation and functional ambiguity positions them squarely in the design-art movement that swept the design world (and lined the pockets of the art galleries) last decade.
Groninger Museum, in the Netherlands decided to exhbibit the creatores masterpieces in an exhibition called: Studio Job & the Groninger Museum. It features dozens of objects, including early pottery-type containers that could pass for student projects (and maybe were?) and other material experiments, like paper chandeliers. It also exhibits Studio Job’s more monumental work—projects that show design-art at its most outrageous and paradoxical.
It’s always a memorizing moment when you see such creations and you can soon expect more from Studio Job at Salone del Mobile 2015.