The work of Netherlands-based design studio, Studio Job, a pair of designers whose tastes lean towards the Baroque more than the modernist, is not for the faint of heart. Unabashedly self-assured, and nothing if not theatrical, Studio Job’s singular approach to design is perfectly illustrated in Studio Job House, the living, working and gallery space the husband-and-wife team has created near Antwerp, Belgium.
Against a stark, industrial backdrop of white and exposed concrete, Studio Job’s curatorial eye comes to vivid life, laying forth a visual extravaganza of modernist furnishings by Mid-Century giants like Alvar Aalto and Gerrit Rietveld, juxtaposed with a dazzling collection of contemporary art and objects, including their own. Exactingly arranged for balance, scale and drop-dead drama, Studio Job House presents the kind of interior display that suddenly makes ultra-refined, monochromatic spaces look, well, a bit wan. And that, we suspect, is precisely Studio Job’s point.Images: Architectural Digest Spain