Studio Job, ‘"Bavaria Triptych Mirror"’, 2008, Chamber
Studio Job, ‘"Bavaria Triptych Mirror"’, 2008, Chamber
Studio Job, ‘"Bavaria Triptych Mirror"’, 2008, Chamber

Crafted from Indian Rosewood, the “Bavaria Triptych Mirror” features intricate laser-cut inlays depicting idyllic farm motifs and the trappings of a pastoral life. Inspired by 17th- and 18th-century Bavarian hand-painted furniture, Studio Job playfully employs marquetry to impersonate the “fine art” of painting.

They used seventeen colored dyes to create the inlays, which are made from various wood types. Their Bavaria series depicts a storybook theme of Paradise—an animated naiveté in which man’s labor, when applied to nature’s bounty, reaps a plentiful harvest.

Antwerp, Belgium

About Studio Job

Based in Antwerp and the Netherlands, Studio Job, a design duo founded over a decade ago by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, produces one-off pieces of sculptural furniture that share little with the reigning aesthetic of minimalism and spareness. Their cast bronze works—tables whose surfaces are models of inverted cathedrals, lamps shaped like the Eiffel Tower—are laser cut for minute detailing and exquisite surface texture. Often described as “neo-gothic,” Studio Job’s pieces are fanciful without being kitschy.

Dutch