Studio Job: Monkey Business

Publishing house Skira Rizzoli will release on March 22nd « Studio Job: Monkey Business » . The book is a collective work between designer Job Smeets, who founded Studio Job in 2000 with Nynke Tynagel, Glenn Adamson, Ronald Labaco, respectively director and senior curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Loic Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail, principals at Carpenters Workshop Gallery (Paris and London). Blurring the lines between industrial design and art installation, Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job have vaulted into the top ranks of contemporary design. (…)

The Edelkoort Design Collection

Surely, this is one of the events that design afficionados will not miss during the upcoming Paris design week: the Dutch Institute will be hosting the collection of internationally acclaimed design guru Lidewij Edelkoort. Expect some well-known names, such as Maarten Baas, Nacho Carbonnell, Fernando & Humberto Campana, Hella Jongerius, Studio Job… Some of whose careers Edelkoort helped slingshot.

The Rijksmuseum, the Queen & a giant key by Studio Job

Pour célébrer en beauté sa retraite, la reine Beatrix des Pays-Bas a inauguré le 13 avril les nouveaux atours du célèbre Rijksmuseum. Après dix ans de travaux, le musée, fleuron de la ville d'Amsterdam, a réouvert ses portes au moyen d'une clef géante, signée Studio Job, que la souveraine a dû faire tourner dans une serrure de bronze démesurée : "The Key Moment" ("Le moment clef") est une oeuvre de bronze, de bois wenge haute d'1,75m. Sur la clef, les deux trublions de Studio Job ont gravé leurs remerciements à la reine. La pièce a aussitôt rejoint la collection du Rijksmuseum. To celebrate her retirement, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands inaugurated on April 13th the extensively renovated Rijksmuseum. After ten years, the iconic Amsterdam museum opened its doors, thanks to a giant key, designed by Studio Job. Her Majesty was handed the oversized object, and had to turn it in a matching giant lock: "The Key Moment" is a 1.75 meters high bronze & wenge wood sculptural piece of art. The key is engraved with a thank you message for the Queen ("Bedankt Majesteit"). "The Key Moment" is now part of the Rijksmuseum's permanent collection.

Dialogues Art & Design: Moss x Phillips

Murray Moss, légende vivante du design et fondateur de la galerie et du magasin (récemment disparu) Moss de SoHo, à New York, joue les commissaires pour one vente aux enchères de la maison Phillips de Pury & Company.  L'événement proposer des oeuvres d'art et de design, certaines issues de la collection personnelle de Murray Moss et de son associé Franklin Getchell. Les lots seront exposés au cours des dix jours précédents la vente de ces "Dialogues entre art & design", qui se tiendra le 16 octobre. Murray Moss, the living design legend behind Moss gallery and (now defunct) shop in SoHo, is curating a namesake auction for Phillips de Pury & Company.  The event will present art and design works, some of them from the personal collection of Murray Moss and his associate Franklin Getchell. The lots will be exhibited during ten days before the "Dialogues between art & design" auction, to be held on October 16th.

Pop-Up Generation: Design Between Dimensions

L'exposition "Pop-up Generation: Design Between Dimensions", dont le commissariat est assuré par Li Edelkoort, se tient actuellement à Breda (Pays-Bas). La designer Kiki van Eijk a notamment dessiné une nouvelle collection, "Textile Sketch", pour l'occasion. The "Pop-up Generation: Design Between Dimensions" exhibition, curated by Li Edelkoort, is cuurently showing in Breda (The Netherlands). Designer Kiki van Eijk has imagined a new furniture collection for the occasion, called “Textile Sketch”.

Christien Meindertsma, the Flax Project: du lin et de l’idée

La designer Christien Meindertsma (studio Flocks) s'est plongée dans l'histoire de l'art du cordage aux Pays-Bas au 16e siècle pour mettre en oeuvre le Flax project, une collection entièrement basée sur l'utilisation du lin ("flax") et le recours aux techniques ancestrales. Based on a thorough study of the 16th century Dutch cordage industry history, designer Christien Meindertsma (studio Flocks) has chosen to create the Flax project, a collection entirely made of flax, processed according to ancient techniques.

Studio Job maîtrise la marqueterie sans un Quack

Le studio de design fondé par les charismatiques Nynke Tynagel et Job Smeets propose une fois encore son interprétation contemporaine de l'art délicat de la marqueterie. Sur un bâti de bois de rose, le cabinet Quack affiche marqueterie polychrome, parements de bronze et de laiton, panneaux de verre. The design studio, founded by charismatic Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets, renders yet another example of the designer's fantastic craft of contemporary marquetry. Made of Indian rosewood, the Quack cabinet comes fully ornamented with polychrome wooden veneers, bronze & brass castings or inlays, and glass panels.