We’ve reached the conclusion that something must be going on in Holland and Dutch brains that we can’t grasp. If not, we can’t understand why their creativity -and their madness- are in a whole new level. To show you we are not a bit over the top, we present Studio Job, a pair of designers that are up for everything. Their Neo-Rococo (we allow ourselves to name their aesthetic) is shown in wardrobes, dinner tables and pottery. They’ve even created a dinnerware set inspired in the Last Supper! They’re also outstanding in the lighting field; they’ve got chandeliers, a reworked Eiffel Tower or luminous tits (we want them NOW). If you, demanding beings, are still not convinced about how cool this guys are, we can say they also design wallpaper that would make some mum’s faint and they work hand in hand with Viktor&Rolf in their catwalk scenographies. Not bad, right?
It’s time to accept that there is a universe aside from Ikea furniture, yard sale lamps and the always (un)useful corner shop stuff. There is a little group of people, to which we will soon be included, that enjoys the grand life, the Arts and sparkles, that don’t need to risk their lives every night sleeping in a DIY bed, that don’t drink instant coffee for breakfast and that, above all, above very all, don’t visit corner shops. As much as we find these places entertaining, we aspire to have a home where our furniture reminds us of a toxic trip, as the ones made by the Haas Brothers: Buffalo Texas armchairs, failed erection golden vases and unclassifiable objects with textures out of The Little Mermaid world. There’s plenty to choose from, as in Marks & Spencer, just a little bit more expensive…
Black colour, texture and exaggeration, this is what Rick Owens’ collections are. And, as we expected, his furniture couldn’t be far from that description. The new collection of Maison&Objet is fantastic, though we might be a bit tired of the whole horn thing. We will never be able to afford it (unless we got an extremity cut off and sold in the black market), but we wouldn’t mind at all having a deer chair in our living room, why not? One thing: these pieces are made to be in the middle of the room, not in the corner. If you gave your
liver for payment, show off!