Archives Wallpaper by Studio Job
Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job have selected 7 designs from their library of icons and images. The collection reflects a retrospect of the history of Studio Job. They used archetypical drawings and these universal symbols are combined as iconographic elements for patterns and compositions, ultimately creating 6 designs: Industry, Labyrinth, Perished, Alt Deutsch, l’Afrique and Withered Flowers (Black and Color).
Job Smeets: “Where do you put the paintings?”, I hear someone asking, frowning. My reply: “The white wall behind a painting is an idea of modernism. In the 17th and 18th centuries, it was not uncommon to present art on silk wallpaper with very busy patterns. But let me put it another way: you don’t need paintings with this wallpaper. This is beyond styling.”
Archives has won the 2014 ICFF NY Editors Award and the Elle Decoration International Design Award (EDIDA). (photo: Alex Timmermans)