studio job: gothic chair for moooi
apr 05, 2011
studio job: gothic chair for moooi

‘gothic chairs’ by studio job for moooi
all images courtesy of studio job



dutch-belgian design duo studio job (nynke tynagel and job smeets) have created the ‘gothic chair’
for dutch furniture brand moooi. the development of the chair came from smeet’s purchase of a 16th century style
neo-gothic chair which he brought to the table at moooi, proposing that the complex, handcrafted archetype
be produced by industrial means of rotational moulding.



top view



studio job drew up a design that acknowledged all the limitations of rotational moulding without
sacrificing the character of the original model. the ‘gothic chair’ was born lucky right from the beginning.
an affordable and functional archetype for indoors and out, available in a bright spectrum of ten colors
,’ says smeets.


acrobatic chairs



the chairs are on show as part of the moooi presentation ‘the unexpected welcome’ at milan design week 2011.

the unexpected welcome / moooi showroom
via tortona 37, milan
april 12th – 17th / 10am – 9pm


the chair is available in: blue, brown, dark grey, green, light grey, orange, pink, red, white, yellow






the chair’s design includes ‘studs’ – which line the edge of the chair -
a detail which is typical of neo-gothic chairs in which they hold upholstery in place.



concept sketch



gothic chair moooi chapel at the groninger museum designed by studio job
© studio job



studio job recently designed the new entrance hall, café and chapel for the groninger museum in the netherlands.
where they installed the ‘gothic chairs’ as seating furniture within.
see designboom’s article on the groninger museum renovation.



gothic chair within the museum’s moooi café designed by studio job
© studio job

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