We think in design, it's worthwhile to exaggerate the every day life
“We always love family businesses, companies who really try to make high-quality pieces,” asserts Job Smeets, who co-founded Studio Job with Nynke Tynagel in 2000. First unveiled during the Salone del Mobile in 2007, their surrealistic, super- sized Silverware collection is comprised of eight magnified domestic objects, such as a teapot and a candlestick, clad in tiny 24-carat white gold tesserae. There are 153,000 of them on the gigantic chandelier!
Silverware fits perfectly into Studio Job’s opulent and ironic body of work, examples of which have been added to the collections of more than 40 museums worldwide. “We think in design, it’s worthwhile to exaggerate the everyday life,” adds Smeets. “We tried to let all the different silhouettes and universal icons float in front of each other.” Due to the pure scale of the objects, he believes the mosaic tiles take on pixel-like qualities. “The particular attraction of Studio Job’s creations,” noted Alessandro Mendini, “is that they are gigantic things, extended beyond their proper measure. They are normal, but multiplied in size, without unit of scale.”