Founded in 2000 by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets, Studio Job strive to redefine the applied arts for the contemporary age. Their approach is more in keeping with that of traditional guilds than anything industrial, because Studio Job are the first to follow a lost path that doesn’t stem from Modernism. Both designers are graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven, now based in Antwerp and Amsterdam. Together, they create highly expressive (mainly one-off or limited edition) works from the outset. Opulent, intricate and ironic, Studio Job combine an extraordinarily high level of craftsmanship with extreme ornamentation. Their iconography is at once heraldic and cartoonlike, somehow primitive. Studio Job’s works have been shown in important galleries, exhibitions and in more than 40 international museum collections. They were awarded the Most Important Dutch Designers in 2013 and 2014.