Silver Ware by Studio Job at Bisazza


Silver Ware is a new permanent installation of work by Studio Job at the museum at Bisazza headquarters in Italy.

The eight pieces on show are giant-sized models of domestic objects such as teapots and candlesticks, covered in mosaics by Bisazza.

The collection was first shown by Bisazza at Superstudio Più in Milan in April 2007 (see our earlier story).

The Bisazza museum, Alte near Vicenza, was created as part of the ongoing refurbishment of the brand's headquarters by architect Carlo Dal Bianco, the current director of the Bisazza Design Studio.

The installation joins other pieces commissioned by Bisazza for the museum including work by Ettore Sottsass, Marcel Wanders, Jaime Hayon and Alessandro Mendini.

See more Dezeen stories about Studio Job:
Robber Baron for Moss at Design Miami 07
Bold at Designhuis in Eindhoven
Studio Job for Bisazza (Milan 07)

Home Work for Moss (Milan 07)
Perished collection at Design Miami 06

Here's a short description of the installation from Bisazza:


SILVER WARE, Studio Job, 2007
On show in this room are the eight Studio Job works that were first exhibited as part of the “Silver Ware” installation at the 2007 Salon del Mobile at Superstudio Più. The collection, the product of a highly particular fusion of art and design, includes Alzata (step), Teiera (teapot), Cucchiaio (spoon), Vassoio (tray), Portafrutta (fruit bowl), Piatto da Portata (plate), Portacandele (candle holder) and Lampadario (light), all out-of-scale, completely coated in white gold mosaic.


Posted by Rose Etherington

Posted on Monday December 17th 2007 at 11:21 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • martin sisack

    have you seen a rabbit with a giant clock????? i`m alice, by the way

  • mayanic

    Alice in wonderland it is! But this is also a nice example how we get an amazing view on everyday things when they are in such big proportions. really love this one!

  • midas

    No art, no design, just shit!

  • I would have to meet these guys before I judge their work. My GF says good things about them and the article in Icon (if my memory is correct )was written by a journalist who made them pay for dinner. No wonder they came across as moody!

  • dave

    Midas for me i would class studio Job’s work as Art (rather than design), as it seems to have no practical functionality, isn’t produced in large quantities and tends to project visual sensations and ideas before anything else, much like any Sculpture or installation. Beyond this I would say that this projet isn’t as strong and engaged as their “robber baron” also featured on this site.

  • K. Rimane

    i love this kind of work. the mosaic is just superb. it’s a work destined for museums i guess.

  • Your large photos are fantastic as is your info – great post!

  • srich

    Too much money thrown at young designers wrecks them fast…

  • xtiaan

    yes its beautiful but what does all this design as art posturing really mean?

  • I just don’t get the work of Studio Job, would someone care to explain?

    It’s whimsical but utterly impractical, and for me, not all that visually appealing. I might find this bearable if it was an exercise that ultimately contributed to practical design but I don’t believe this to be the case. (Please correct me if I’m wrong. Do they make production pieces?) Presumably, the point is not to be practical, but then I don’t consider it design but rather art. To the contrary, design/art pieces from artists like Arad, Lovegrove and Newson, as extraordinary and extreme as they are, arguably contribute to design, i.e. they have some practicality.

    This may not be the case, but the adjective that immediately comes to mind is pompous.

    Anyway, not my (giant mosaic silver) cup of tea.

  • aditya pawar

    I would love it if i could make the vase in to my bathtub!

    beautiful museum pieces catering to the sense of awe…nothing more nothing less.
    I am caught in a argument about – is design for designs sake, relevant to present day society ?

    as someone mentioned, id rather call it art…

    Aditya Pawar
    Industrial Designer

  • johan degenhardt

    Its the wonderful world of silver and imagination that counts for this detailed designs, although in major size