Marquetry is an amazing craft. Studio Job takes the traditional technique and adds some contemporary twists for their “Industry Series,” which will be on display from today at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London.
The series takes rather pedestrian forms – table, screen, wardrobe – and infuses them with icons that create a dialouge with contemporary societal issues. They’ve used Indian rose wood for the cases and the inlay of maple creates a wonderful contrast in the wood. Studio Job, comprised of Job Smeets and Nynke Tyngel, balance images of nature (birds, insects) with more industrial icons (buildings, weapons) and skeletons to produce complex narratives on the furniture.
They’ve previously exhibited in Telling Tales at the Victoria & Albert Museum. “Industry Series” will be on view through May 8, 2010. CWG is located at 3 Albermarle St, London, W1s. (via Dezeen).
Further looks at “Industry Series” after the jump.