Pattern makers: first look at Studio Job’s iconographic mosaics for Bisazza
Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel’s new decorative mosaics are, true to style, decidedly contemporary, bold and, dare we say it, fun. The duo most recently lent their powerful patterns to the December 2015 issue of Wallpaper*.
The new designs for Bisazza, four in total, include ’Perished’, ’Industry Amber’, ’Silhouette Saphir’ and ’Festoon’. Each is unequivocally vibrant and embodies the two Flemish designers’ unmistakable signature style.
Darkest of all is the neo-Gothic designs of the ’Perished’ mosaic, pictured. Created using digital techniques the motif features animal skeletons and is available in three colour ways: perished white (white on black), perished rose gold (rose gold on a brown field) and pre shied blue (white on a blue field).
Inspired by Britain’s Industrial Revolution, ’Industry Amber’ is decidedly modern (read: less macabre), opting for symbolic objects of the 1800’s – think steam engines, wheels, work tools and industrial buildings. Warm shades of amber stand out against the black background giving it a sense of depth.
Most playful of all is ’Silhouette Saphir’. Everyday objects and figures overlap against a vivid shade of cerulean creating a the three-dimensional, hyper-decorated pattern which characterises the Antwerp pair’s work.
’This new series not only expresses Studio Job’s signature love of detail, freedom of expression and the combination of 2D and 3D,’ explains Rosella Bisazza, the tile brand’s director of communications and ambassador, ’it also reveals the designers’ skill with mosaic, an extremely flexible and expressive material.’
A fourth design, ’Festoon’ – described as a ’refined motif in an array of soft gold ribbons gracefully intersecting upon a white background’ – will also be unveiled at the Milanese flagship store as part of Fuorisalone 2016. Watch this space.