London based design studio Barber Osgerby stands as a testament to the fact that high quality work will always win through, with or without the media status “star designer”
While its fair to say that many of their contemporaries have been placed on international glossy magazine pedestals, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have remained largely in the shadows, quietly producing consistently high quality work for both international producers and private customers.
That is however slowly changing and Barber Osgerby are now getting the public recognition they unquestionably deserve.
The pair first achieved a wider public with their award winning De La Warr Chair through Established & Sons in 2005; however in the course of their career Barber Osgerby have built up strong relationships and delivered highly individual collections for companies as varied as Capellini, Magis or ClassiCon.
In 2010 Barber Osgerby completed their first project for Vitra – the Map Table and Tip Ton Chair.
The launch of Map Table and Tip Ton Chair in Milan came shortly after the announcement that Barber Osgerby had won perhaps their most prestigious contract thus far: the commission to design the Olympic Torch for London 2012.
In July 2012 Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s torch will light the Olympic Fire – but here and now in July 2011 you can light your own fire with Jay Osgerby’s Caipirissima
And if you share your favourite cocktail recipe us you could win a limited edition Dark Lime Panton Chair from Vitra.
Full details on how to enter our summer competition can be found here.
Jay Osgerby’s Caipirissima
2 measures of White Rum
1 measure of Sugar Syrup
0.25 measure of lime juice.
Cut the lime into eigths.
Muddle the lime and sugar to release the juices and oils in the skin of the lime.
Pour rum and extra lime juice into glass, add crushed ice and stir.