Studio Job opts for maximalism inside new Antwerp headquarters

Paint-splattered surfaces, spaghetti-print bed sheets and neon wall art all feature in Studio Job’s new base in Antwerp, Belgium, in a design that founder Job Smeets describes as being “like a visual assault”.

The art and design studio opted for maximalism – the highly decorative style that is growing in popularity – for its gallery-inspired new space.

“With minimalism, you can hide behind the aesthetic values of line and colour. With an eclectic style, you need to know what you are doing otherwise you overcook it,” explained Smeets. “It could be a well-executed modern interior of a 90-year-old collector.”