Job says he was inspired by a legendary figure who lived wrapped in mystery: 'the singer without a name'.
"No one had ever seen her come out of her house, where heavy velvet curtains hid her from the eyes of the curious. The inscrutable singer was the author of a great musical success entitled, in fact, Mexico ". (Job Smeets)
Soulmates Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel founded studio job in 2000. This studio was established in the “renaissance spirit”, where traditional and modern techniques are combined to produce once-in-a-lifetime objects. The pair started the studio after graduating from the dutch Design Academy in Eindhoven and in the fifteen years since then, they have moved towards being the pioneers of contemporary design. Works by Studio Job can be found in more than forty museums around the world. The design duo has had dozens of solo exhibitions. Their iconic, heraldic, and cartoon-like sculptures are popular with collectors. One of the most influential design team according to the financial times, Studio Job is passionate about building up an oeuvre that is becoming increasingly extravagant and personal in its details.