The Studio Job creation studio was established in 1998 by designer Job Smeets, a pioneer of contemporary design and art. In 2000 he was joined by Nynke Tynagel, whom he met at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, where he was educated. Their team is made up of several young designers. The workshop is currently based in the Netherlands.
A few words about the founder
Job Smeets was born in Hamont-Achel, Belgium. He then moved to Eindhoven to study at the Design Academy. During his studies, he created a design agency, called "Oval Design", with Hugo Timmermans. In 1998, he decided to found his own art and design studio: Studio Job was born. While he had been joined in 2000 by Nynke Tynagel, his graphic designer partner, they decided to separate in 2015. To mark this event, they specially designed a bronze art piece called “The Train Crash table”. Today, Job Smeets resides in Milan, Italy, with his partner Rebecca Sharkey and young son Elvis Sharkey-Smeets.
Studio Job and contemporary design
Studio Job's success is not the least. His secret? Both modern and traditional techniques are used to create unique objects mixing art, design and sculpture.
Since its creation, Studio Job has continued to win the most prestigious awards in the world of design. The products created by the studio have been presented in numerous museums and exhibitions around the world. In 2009, the studio opened its own art gallery in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2012, Studio Job was named best designer of the year. The growing success of Studio Job has led its designers to work with many brands such as L'Oréal, Bulgari, or even Swarovski. In 2017, he joined forces with the Italian design brand Seletti, with whom he founded the Blow brand.
Here are some products designed by Studio Job that you can find in stores and on our website.