The lead designers of Antwerp-based Studio Job are Job Smeets and Nynke Tynage, who met as the students at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Their creative work is known for historical inspirations, crossing the borders between art and design, and concern with moral issues.
The furniture designed by the duo was featured at 'Telling tales' exhibition London Victoria & Albert Museum last year. Following the success of the exhibition the series was presented at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London.
'Industry' series, which use images from traditional and contemporary iconography, creates a meaningful parallel between medieval and modern symbolism. The work contrasts the natural, creating forces, and the manmade, destructive ideas.