August 2, 2007 - Z33 - Presents Studio Job
August 2, 2007

Presents Studio Job

‘Pinocchio’ from the collection ‘Homework’, bronze, Studio Job, 2007, Groninger Museum collection,
Photo: R. Kot Brussel

STUDIO JOB
July 1st until September 27th 2007

Z33
Zuivelmarkt 33
B-3500 HASSELT
T: +32 (0)11 29 59 60
www.z33.be

Arts centre Z33 uses its exhibition projects to explore the areas between the contepmporary art and design. Each project also refers to social developments and scientific phenomena. After looking at critical design in ‘Designing Critical Design’, Z33 is now focussing on iconic design with the 16th consecutive project that it has produced: STUDIO JOB.

N%-Þg; 16 STUDIO JOB features the artistic projects of two designers: Job Smeets (1970, Hamont-Achel, B) and Nynke Tynagel (1977, Bergeijk, NL), who work together under the name Studio Job.

“Studio Job is a love-’em-or-hate-’em Belgian Dutch design duo.”, announced Time Magazine when it included Studio Job in its top 100 most influential interior designers.

Two of the studio’s projects won a place in the 2005 and 2006 editions of the Design Yearbook.
Just some of Studio Job’s famous clients include Bisazza, Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum and Swarovski. Their work has been seen on the catwalk with a creation for Swarovski and collaborations with fashion designers, such as Viktor & Rolf. The studio participates nearly every year in the design fairs in Paris (Salon du Meuble) and Milan (Salone del Mobile), and was also present at the Miami edition of the Art Basel art fair.

The Groninger Museum, Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and Centraal Museum (Utrecht) all have work by Studio Job in their collection.

Despite this impressive resume, Z33 is the first to present Studio Job’s artistic projects in an extensive exhibition.

Jan Boelen, artistic director of Z33 and co-curator Mark Wilson, attached to the Groninger Museum, were responsible for selecting the works: unique and limited edition pieces, recent artistic projects and new objects. Studio Job also made a new ‘Paper Chandelier’ for Z33.

The exhibition gives visitors a glimpse into the world of work and ideas created by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel and depicts the pairs vision on design. Because they studied at the Eindhoven Design Academy, they both regard themselves as designers, but prefer the freedom of art to the restrictions that accompany mass production.

The exhibition is open
Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday and public holidays: 2 pm – 5 pm
Free admission

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