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Studio Job MAD HOUSE

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here’s a new exhibition under the sun: Studio Job Mad House. Studio Job Mad House is at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York from the 22nd March until the 21st August. This is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Studio Job, run by Belgian designer duo Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel. 16 years in the business, versatility, provocation and a transgressive production; this is how you could sum up Studio Job.

This is also the first Studio Job solo show in the USA. It puts on display over 60 pieces, which include graphics, decoration, design, craftsmanship, arts and crafts, perfectly balancing genius and craziness. And there are even four unreleased pieces: the Pan wall mirror, the Pipe table, the Sex Cake table lamp and the Sinking Ship table.  

Studio Job Mad House takes over both museum floors and from the get go, it confirms our expectations: a captivating experience which astounds us every step of the way. Love embraces luxury, the Church blends in with religion, pre and post industrial societies are compared with each other and what’s more, the contrast between the two is effectively the connecting thread of the whole experience.

Without a doubt, Studio Job sets out to shock its public and to challenge pre-conceived notions; this is apparent in the furniture, lamps, glass windows and even the works of art, which were especially chosen for this event. All the pieces on show are handmade, they often are limited editions or even one-offs, they turn the Museum of Arts and Design into a sort of contemporary land of dreams.

 

Where: The Museum of Arts and Design, Jerome and Simona Chazen Building, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, USA

When: 22 March – 21 August 2016

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