Counting down their career landmarks (& there are too many for one post), we’re celebrating the launch of the latest design pieces by the London based, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
After graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their eponymous studio in 1996, in Trellick Tower in London. Their first piece, the Loop Table, was produced by Isokon in 1997.
Winning the 2004 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize led to a commission to design new pieces for the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill On Sea; this marked their foray into colour with the limited edition Iris table. 2009 marked Barber and Osgerby’s first major commission – a series of unique, large-scale glass vases, for Murano glassmakers. The limited edition collection was shown in Milan, Porto Cervo and London.
Exploring the marriage of technology with home interiors, the duo presented an experimental installation for Sony at the 2010 Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. In 2011 they launched the forward-tilting Tip Ton chair with Vitra – the result of their study into how dynamic movement in a chair can aid concentration. The same year, Barber and Osgerby were appointed to design the London 2012 Olympic Torch.
In 2012, the pair launched MAP, a strategy-based industrial design studio that draws on the creative and commercial skills of BarberOsgerby to provide design intuition, creative direction and research to ambitious clients. Their Universal Design Studio (founded in 2001) is now a widely known creative design consultancy working in architecture, interiors and exhibition design.
They Topped 2013 winning the Maison & Objet Designer of the Year Award.