May 17th, 2013 by Robert Kloos
October 17th, 2012 by Robert Kloos
May 18-21, 2013
From the 18th till the 21st of May 2013 Moooi is pleased to be part of the 25th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. For the last 12 years Moooi has developed unique decorative lighting to outlast everyday interiors, always delivering an extra touch of creativity and beauty. For the 25th edition of ICFF Moooi has prepared an outstanding presentation focusing on decorative LED lighting to inspire our visitors; a lively presentation, booth #1153, that shows the possibilities of our unique & iconic lighting collection. Including work by Bertjan Pot, Raimond Puts, Marcel Wanders, and Studio Job.
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October 4th, 2012 by Robert Kloos
Lot 108, Hella Jongerius, ‘Giant Prince’ vase, 2000, estimated at $70,000-$90,000, sold for $86,500
New York, October 17, 2012
The Moss: Dialogues between Art & Design auction at Phillips de Pury & Company totaled $5,567,750. The auction set world records for Maarten Baas, Studio Job, Hella Jongerius, Robert Wilson and Patricia Urquiola. The success of the sale is a reflection of Phillips de Pury & Company’s commitment to the sale and promotion of important design and Murray Moss’s consistent leadership in the field. The sale brought an excitement to the industry that was reflected in the auction results.
Murray Moss is an internationally renowned authority on contemporary design and is frequently guest speaker at art academies, universities and cultural institutions around the country. With his long time business partner, Franklin Getchell, Moss runs Moss Bureau, a New York-based multidisciplinary design consultancy that assists private and institutional collectors of contemporary design in an advisory and curatorial capacity.
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October 4th, 2012 by Robert Kloos
Hella Jongerius Jackpot Field sofa, table, large vase with bronze medallion, courtesy Phillips de Pury and Moss Bureau
Viewing: October 6-15, 2012
Reception: October 10, 2012, 6-8pm
Auction: October 16, 2012, 11am
Pillips de Pury is pleased to present the auction and viewing days for Moss: Dialogues between Art and Design. It is entirely curated by Murray Moss and presents a singular and autobiographical approach to the pairing of art and design–a new paradigm to the traditional auction format, a highly subjective “apples to oranges” approach in the interdisciplinary pairing of disparate works. The auction is comprised of works from Moss Gallery and from the private collection of Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell, as well as certain very special consigned pieces, each paired a work of fine art, contemporary, old masters or even antiquities. Because the sale inevitably represents the thinking and philosophy of Moss gallery across the years, it includes masterworks from the Dutch designers with whom they have long relationships. Among those are Maarten Baas, Hella Jongerius, Studio Job, Marcel Wanders, Julien Carretero and Tomas Libertiny.
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November 21st, 2011 by Robert Kloos
Jurgen Bey for Droog, Tree-trunk bench, courtesy Fab.com, Droog and the designer
October 5-12, 2012
On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7pm, Fab will launch an online Dutch Design Shop sale that will last until 6:59pm on Friday, October 12, 2012. A few weeks ago, Fab launched Friday and Saturday evening sales with very specific themes. The first themes have been “Pork,” “Brooklyn,” “Beauty Shop,” “Plastic Fantastic,” “Good Wood,” and “Perfect Office.” The Dutch Design shop will be the first of several Fab will be doing that focuses on design from a particular region. The first one will focus on the Netherlands.
States Bradford Shellhammer, Founder & Chief Design Officer at Fab: “Dutch design is known for being colorful, quirky and fun while still being cutting-edge—just like Fab! We could think of no better part of the world to look to as we launch our themed evening sales. Fab’s Dutch Design shop features iconic Dutch brands including Pastoe and droog, as well as up-and-coming Dutch designers Alissia Melka Teichroew, Frederik Roijé, Jorine Oosterhoff and Frank Willems.”
Featured Dutch designers and labels are: ByAMT, Frank Willems, Label Aleph, Kikkerland, Pastoe, Montis, Thomas Eyck, Dutch Design Chair, Fatboy USA, Made By Oots, Frederik Roijé, Droog, Wabnitz Editions (Marcel Wanders, Ineke Hans, Wieki Somers Studio, Madieke Fleuren, Olav Slingerland, Gijs Bakker, Peter Ghyczy, Alexander van Slobbe, Studio Job, and Laurens van Wieringen.
Visit the Dutch Design Shop sale online at Fab.com!
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December 7th, 2010 by Robert Kloos
Studio Job, Coffee Pot, 2011, crystal, bronze, 18.0”x15.8”x15.0” inch, unique piece, photo: R.Kot
November 29 – December 4, 2011
For the second time Galerie VIVID will present a solo presentation of Studio Job at Design Miami with “Studio Job, Containers II”. In 2010 Studio Job made ‘Piece for Peace’ in association with the world famous Belgian crystal producer Val Saint Lambert. This unique showpiece was designed for the Cabinet of Van Rompuy, President of the European Council in Brussels. During this period Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel discovered a large storage with over hundred years old, hand-blown crystal pieces that were never crafted into a product. Studio Job selected five old vessels and designed a new series of unique pieces they called ‘Containers II’: a Coffee Pot, Waste Basket, Saucepan, Picklehaube and a Stewpan on high gloss laquered pedestals. Containers II are full of paradoxes: the functional and the surreal, rich and poor, good and evil, large and small, beautiful and ugly, high culture and low pop. These Studio Job sculptures do not have to accord with our reality, their metaphorical embodiment of archetypes and iconography is a source of inspiration that revives authentic arts. Galerie VIVID is proud to introduce this important new series in Miami.
Galerie Vivid at Design Miami
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, FL
May 15th, 2010 by Robert Kloos
Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 6:30pm
Playing off the near-biblical intensity of Studio Job‘s oeuvre, this monograph, their first, is titled The Book of Job. The lavish package resembles a traditional leather-bound bible featuring a number of custom-printing effects including raised bands on the spine of the hardcover case which is covered in imitation leather overlaid with a dense signature composition by Studio Job, gilded page edges, cloth markers, black-letter type, and letterpress elements that distinguish the book from the conventional treatment of design monographs. Further, the slip-cased book is two-in-one with Studio Job on one side, and then on the flip side, the biblical The Book of Job, complete with illustrated illuminations.
Themes present in the biblically inspired The Book of Job are echoed in the organization of the volume, translating the formal wit of Studio Job partners Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel’s work into print. Interior spreads, including photographs taken expressly for the book, and gatefold tableaux specifically designed by the artists and created using special dies, will provides rare insight into Studio Job’s particular approach to design and pattern-making, resulting in a highly collectible and rarified book.
The award-winning furniture and art objects designed by Smeets and Tynagel bring a monumental and historic sensibility to contemporary design, leavened with unapologetic wit and romance. Celebrated in design and art fairs from Milan to Miami, and featured in the most important collections, both public and private, the pair’s creations – from sculpture to graphic design to architecture – have attracted a cult following among the design and art cognoscenti. Studio Job’s work is drawn from an artistic tradition that infuses everyday objects with grand historical themes, and these inspirational sources have been harnessed to create an unprecedented volume embodying the process of these designers.
The launch event begins at 6:30pm at the historic Great Hall of The Cooper Union, with a lecture by Job Smeets, “Free as a Ball and Chain,” followed at 7:30pm by a book signing and wine reception with Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in the Peter Cooper Suite – the “hidden,” little known clock-tower room, an elevator’s ride away from the Great Hall.
Please join Studio Job, Moss, and Rizzoli New York at The Cooper Union for one or both of these events to celebrate the release of the new monograph with texts by 10 authors including Murray Moss, Alessandro Mendini, Nadja Swarovski, Gareth Williams and Viktor & Rolf.
The Cooper Union, Great Hall
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
March 4th, 2010 by Robert Kloos
May 15 – June 26, 2010
Moss Gallery presents “Poetic License: deliberate deviations from normally applicable rules and practices.”
With work by Michele de Lucchi, Maarten Baas, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Mathias Bengtsson, Michael Anastassiades, R&Sie(n)/Francois Roche, Studio Job, Oskar Zieta, Patrick Jouin, Finn Magee, Philippe Starck for Flos and works by Mark Alexander, Josh Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe (courtesy of the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York) and Philippe Parreno shown in collaboration with independent curators Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner, New York
Each of the designers featured in Poetic License personifies the attribute by which Moss defines the exhibition. Each pushes the boundary of what’s been done before in a variety of media, and each invents. The range of work represented by the six studios is extraordinary by any standard. Moss is proud to present their next level of achievement in rule breaking.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Moss Gallery has continuously presented, through highly curated exhibitions in its now-iconic SoHo gallery, as well as its installations at Design Miami/Basel, the ever-evolving rich dialogue between Industrial Design and Studio Art, illuminating the intersections of various disciplines as they merge and morph, fluidly crossing boundaries and breaking taboos surrounding function, decoration, art and design. Championing the work of narrative as well as process-based conceptual artist/designers such as Maarten Baas, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Studio Job, Tord Boontje, Gaetano Pesce, Hella Jongerius, Tom Dixon, Arik Levy, and Andrea Salvetti, Moss articulates the vital thinking that is inherent in their works.
Moss New York
150 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
December 2nd, 2009 by Robert Kloos
Maarten Baas, Burned, courtesy Moss
March 4 – 7, 2010
Moss and Westreich-Wagner collaborate on this that & then some installation at new art fair Fitting comfortably within the self-defined "hybrid forum", as new art fair INDEPENDENT calls itself, is an installation by Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell of New York design gallery Moss and independent art curators, Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner.
Their installation, this that & then some, pairs art objects and design objects as possibilities. Works on display are placed in dialogue to elicit dialogue. It offers an alternative mode of presentation, eschewing the pure, unmitigated museum/gallery space where works are considered essentially on their own, for something more akin to the actuality of residential living, where works are seen proximate to each other.
Says Thea Westreich: "The installation posits that relationships the placement of art with design, and design with art can serve to illuminate visual and conceptual meaning, just as such pairings can re-orient or even obliterate notions of beauty, function and hierarchy." this that & then some is meant to embrace and accentuate the matter of placement as a modality for the collector’s subjective expression. Thus, says Murray Moss, "the combinations in this exhibition are not intended as ultimate answers, but rather as momentary placeholders, indicators of infinite possibilities."
Studio Job, Graphic Paper Chandelier (Limited edition, 2007), courtesy Moss
Work from the following artists and designers will be shown: Diane Arbus, Maarten Baas, Pablo Bronstein, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Larry Clark, Ilse Crawford, Ann Demeulemeester, Valie Export, Michal Fronek & Jan Nemecek, Robert Gober, Johanna Grawunder, Sol LeWitt, Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny, Julia Lohann, Wilhelm Neuhauser, Gaetano Pesce, Sterling Ruby, Josh Smith, Thomas Struth, Studio Job, Christopher Wool
Moss at INDEPENDENT
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY
December 2 – 5 december, 2009
For the 4th time the VIVID Gallery in Rotterdam will be joining the Design Miami fair and presents in Miami, next week, the complete installation of Studio Job’s Farm. This presentation, in conjunction with the Zuiderzee Museum, will be the first time to be seen in the United States. The Farm consists of 30 objects crafted from rosewood, bronze, leather and glass, each in an edition of 6 pieces. Farm is a tribute to a perfect country life – a fictive farmer and his wife living in an ignorant and happy scenery. Far away from the fear that surrounds everyday life, the Farm can be seen as a perfect hallucination. The series has been added to the permanent collection of the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. Studio Job’s body of work stretches to the horizon of the field with unorthodox installations, collections and unique objects. Denying functionalism, while embracing sculptural aspects of the object, the works are historical, narrative, intelligent and perfectly manufactured.