Belgian-Dutch duo Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets have been exploring the boundaries between art and design since 1998. In the renaissance spirit, they combine traditional and modern techniques to produce what they call ‘once-in-a-lifetime objects’. Now a main-stage headliner in the design world, the Studio comprises an Atelier – which creates highly original, often one-off works, the Gallery, which showcases them, and even a ’studio job house’ in Bergeyk, Netherlands (a wonderland, like stepping into the progressive minds of Tynagel and Smeets). Standout designs include the famed ’Banana’ lamp, first designed by the duo for Seletti in 2017.
Design / 19 Jun 2017