Ming is a vase-shaped design object with an opening that make it a champagne cooler or a housing for plants and succulents. Honoring one of last great ancient Chinese dynasties, Ming is the result of Studio Job’s re-reading of the typical chinese porcelain vase, an ancient symbol of oriental culture, usually decorated with depictions of dragons, animals, and flowers. Enriched with a special metal finishing, it's a pure call for opulence.
In 1998 Job Smeets Nynke Tynagel founded Studio Job, a creative hub based in Netherlands where traditional and modern come together to produce once- in-a-lifetime objects characterized by a strong love for details, freedom of expression and a blend of 2D and 3D. Extravagant and cartoon-like products made them pioneers in contemporary conceptual and sculptural design scene.