[ Studio Job ] has been awarded best Dutch designer 2012, 2013, 2014 and now again 2015. We could show a wide range of visuals to highlight this span but the studio wanted to talk ‘car design’ a nd sent us the following. Salute. Again.
above> click on image for lightbox[ official release ] Land Rover to present the very exclusive limited edition Range Rover Evoque by Studio Job. The exterior and interior colours were selected in collaboration with the Studio Job design collective. The exterior features include finishing with design elements devised by Studio Job for the bonnet, the front mudguards and the doors.
Studio Job was founded by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel. The have made a name for themselves with numerous non-conformist objects at the cutting edge of design and visual art, varying from utterly unique furniture and the sculpture known as ‘CAR’ featuring the Evoque (2013) to their ‘Automobile’ creation of an extravagantly decorated Land Rover Defender. These were their first car creations, which they revealed in 2013 during the renowned PAN Amsterdam art fair, as an ode to Land Rover’s 65th birthday. It signalled the start of a partnership which has now resulted in the Range Rover Evoque by Studio Job. Although it is less extravagant than the Studio Job Defender, it is no less unique and challenging.
There are two versions of this Range Rover Evoque Coupé, namely the Job Evoque Bronze with polished bronze elements and the Job Evoque Black which features high-gloss black coated aluminium elements. The personalised features are the bonnet, mudguards, doors, roof spoiler, special hub caps and double exhausts. The name ‘Studio Job’ is emblazoned on the radiator grille. Inside the car, your attention is drawn to a relief signature by Studio Job on the 9-speed automatic transmission gear lever which combines beautifully with the ebony leather upholstery and the ‘Satin Brushed Aluminium and Gloss Black Strata’ inlay in the dashboard and the central console.
“The Evoque is a modern car in which everything is interwoven like a three-dimensional puzzle”, explains Job Smeets. ‘The concept is complex and slick. We have now created the perfect Evoque and its racing seats, panoramic roof and monochrome colour scheme make this coupé even more out of this world. We have replaced some parts with hand-crafted parts cast in bronze or aluminium, directly from our studio. This gives the car an even stronger identity. This Evoque is a future classic.
The Range Rover Evoque by Studio Job is based on the Si4 HSE Dynamic version of the Range Rover Evoque Coupé. The 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo-charged petrol engine generates 177 kW (240 bhp) and maximum torque of 340 Nm, which can be achieved at just 1,750 r.p.m. The specifications include the Dynamic Plus Pack with racing seats, the Black Design Pack light-metal 20 inch wheels, a reversing camera and a glass panoramic roof with electric sunscreen.
The Range Rover Evoque by Studio Job is available at prices starting from € 92,250 (Dutch registration). If there is sufficient interest, a maximum of 20 will be produced. [ More information ] about this exclusive version of the Range Rover Evoque.
zero40 > ral 9010 white coated defender with special degree of gleam, photographed november 2013 in the studio. now studio job is planning to papier mâché the complete carossery[ a haute couture car ] For a designer, one of the most prestigious commissions is the design of a car. Preferably for a famous brand or for an iconic car. Designing a car means you’re successful! There are several examples of this, but I will only mention the Ford by Marc Newson and the recent Renault by Rose Lovegrove. Almost always these become ‘concept cars’. A styling exercise at the highest level. The cars look like they have come from Mars, have various futuristic and practical gadgets and high-end ingenuities which the design team of the respective car brand can truly admire… at least, that seems the purpose. Sometimes beautiful, often magnificent, but often filled with promise!
When Nynke and I spoke with Land Rover about the icon of Land Rover, the Defender, which now officially reaches pensionable age, everything that’s described above was exactly what we didn’t want. It should not become a stylistic exercise, no beautification, no gadgets, nothing futuristic. We wanted a JOB Land Rover that’s here and now. A sculpture of today!
It all got totally out of hand! The moment that black lady entered our workshop, inspiration started to flow out of our ears. One idea after another. This Land Rover had to cross the world of Studio Job, dig up her own past and also take with her the most exotic and conflicting elements of the African continent on her freaky journey.
This Land Rover became a rolling cabinet of curiosities. The mysterious car that Doctor Snuggles always wanted to have. It’s the Queen’s car, but also the throne of a chieftain, and at the same time a mechanical rhinoceros, a freak show. An autonomous caricature for the leading part in a video by a leading pop star…
People, this Defender has become everything it could have become. Like a cubistic art piece with various perspectives. It is chaotic and bizarre as life itself. It certainly isn’t a stylistic exercise from the design bible, but definitely a rudimentary work of art, conjured from the high hat – also the controversial palette – of Studio Job. An anti-hero that anticipates itself. A diary and a mirror.
Job Smeets, Antwerp, April 2013
[ specs ]
model: Defender 90
year: 2012 – 2013
edition: unique piece
dimension: L 520 x w 290 x h 300 cm
engine: 2,2-liter diesel motor
performance: 90 kw / 3.500 tpm
torque: 360 nm / 2.000 tphm
material: aluminum, bronze, brass, european oak, faience (ceramic), swarovski crystals, hand blown glass, hand paintings, harness leather, high gloss pu coating, rubber ps 160, satin lining, silver leaf, smurray, stained glass, vlisco wax printed fabric, 2k alkyd hand painting, 24k gold leaf.
– lamp holders with polychrome glass
– rugged terrain exhaust system
– mechanical door handles & faience grips
– crystal enlaid xl exterior mirror
– high-beam headlamp with candle
– high load imperial with smurray planks
– sirens in hand blown glass
– imperial mounted sound speaker
– aluminum & polished brass shock-absorber
– stained glass windows with peepholes
– aluminum casted tailor-made mudguard
– hand painted flags on pole (zimbabwe & congo)
– curtain rails & rings in wax printed vlisco fabrics
– mud flap holders with xl figurative rubber mud flaps
– crystal inlaid globe with belt drive & pulley system
– fuel system: hose, trumpet, grinder & barrel
– stick out tongue grill
– sex cake hub-cap
– bronze bull bumper
– charm chain
– capitol hub-cap
– colloseum hub-cap
– exhaust flame
– warning bell
– coach wheel
– high load tail gate
– gilded rhino hood horn
– rock mudguard & side
– exterior fire pan mirror
– thick toot
– porch roof fender
– cable reel & bracket
– crate of duvel
– barbed spare wheel & suspension
– classic steering wheel and knob
– low tech thermometer, leveler, timer & navigation- front seats upholstered in wax printed vlisco fabrics
– rear benches upholstered in wax printed vlisco fabrics
– car leveler
– sand timer
– dashboard clock
– mono radio
– rock handle & headrest
– french oak floor
– brass pedals
– heavy duty shift
– rock headrest
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