Barber and Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, both trained as architects at the Royal College of Art London, have worked together since their univesity years on numerous internationally acclaimed design projects. Influenced by model making techniques, their early work was based on folding and shaping white cards, resulting in monochrome geometric pieces such as the Loop table.
Since the furniture commission for De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill On Sea, they have become inceasingly interested in color. Their orange chair, based on Alvar Aalto’s piece, formed a contrast with the hard lines of the building’s interior, which inspired the designers to experiment with bolder shades. In 2004, for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, the designers created the Pantone Stool by literally turning the Pantone color book into a three dimensional object.
Barber and Osgerby developed several collections for renowned brands such as Vitra, B&B Italia, Venini, Cappellini, Magis, Swarovski, Flos and Established & Sons. One of their most recognizable pieces is the Tip Ton Chair for Vitra - a playful seat that encourages movement rather than a still position.
In 2010 their studio shifted towards experimental design with a commission by Sony at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The designers worked on using the newest technologies in order to create mesmerizing sound and visual effects. A technology that could turn any surface into a speaker was applied onto every part of the room excluding all the natural noises resulting in a surreal space.
This year the designers were invited to participate in the London Design Festival and created a piece for the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Double Space installation aims at altering the experience of classical architecture. The ceiling of the historic space has been covered with two extensive, reflective pieces that created the illusion of infinite space.
We are a bunch of creatives from very diverse backgrounds, like architecture, interior architecture, design and graphics design held together by our passion for fresh ideas, new technology, alluring concepts, effortless fun, relentless design, products, and dreams. All of us are a working professional creating living spaces, environments in a daily basis focused on three areas like homes, work- and leisure-spaces.
We want to include you in this flow of creativity through our selection on how we work, live and play.