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Pouring Jug by Studio Job

Pouring Jug by Studio Job. Pouring Jug is among the most dramatic and instantly iconic works produced by the Dutch-Belgian design duo Studio Job, formed in 2000 by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel. Their design objects – sculpture, lighting and articles of furniture – transform industry into fantasy through whimsical permutations of common objects and the marriage of forms; a light bulb, for example, becomes a destructive force in their Wrecking Ball Lamp. whilst a crane stands in for its angle poise support. In the present work, an industrial furnace used for the smelting of iron provides the analogic basis for a highly polished bronze jug out of which pours a cascade of seemingly molten cuboid forms. A process that once revolutionised the steel industry is parodied in high art by an object that, contrary to appearances, serves no obvious utilitarian function. The result, however, is a spectacular work that contrasts epically against the historic backdrop of Sudeley Castle. Over recent years Studio Job have exhibited their works widely and have featured in prominent exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the V & A in London.