Studio Job MAD HOUSE at the Museum of Arts and Design

rom March 22 to August 21, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presentsStudio Job MAD HOUSE. This will be the first solo museum exhibition in the US to explore the creative vision of design collaborators Job Smeets (Belgian, b. 1970) and Nynke Tynagel (Dutch, b. 1977), who established their atelier Studio Job in Belgium in 2000.


For the exhibition, Studio Job will transform two of the Museum floors into an immersive design experience created expressly for MAD. The installation will include sculpture, lighting, furniture, floor coverings, wallpaper, drawings, and other objects designed over the past 16 years. Referencing the history of arts patronage, collecting, and display, the featured works will be presented as if in a collector’s home—organized according not to chronology, but rather to imagined narratives that fuse elements of history, fantasy, irony, and autobiography.


In total, the exhibition will include 57 pieces. Three pieces will make their international debut with the MAD exhibition: Pan wall mirror (2015); Pipe table (2015); and Sex Cake table lamp (2016), along with four sketches and full-scale color drawings—works of art in themselves—that document the artistic process. Four private commissions will be shown publically for the first time: Pitchfork and Shovel (2014) in cast bronze; Heart (2012–13) in stained glass; Dr. Crützen Illuminator (2011–12) in stained glass; and Unity cabinet (2011) in marquetry.

Start Date

March 22, 2016

End Date

August 21, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle New York, NY

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