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Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

Designer duo Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

The London design studio Barber & Osgerby is one of the most renowned contemporary design studios. Founded in 1996 by Royal College of Art London graduates Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Barber & Osgerby have not only realised a portfolio of furniture design for leading manufacturers including Vitra, ClassiCon or Knoll, but also numerous other projects in the fields of exhibition, product and industrial design. A particular highlight of the pairs' career was designing the Olympic Torch for the 2012 London Games. Barber & Osgerby have been represented in numerous exhibitions at leading global design institutions, and have also been awarded the Elle Cultural International Design Award, the Red Dot Award and various other international prizes.

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The Historia Supellexalis: "E" for England

England An Island; A Notion; A Context According to the Folios of Shakespeare, that most reliable of sources on the (hi)story of England, the (hi)story of furniture design in the lower half of the scepter'd isle begins before the (hi)story of furniture...

Milan Furniture Fair 2019: High Five!!

Aside from the, inevitable, consolidation the main theme at Milan Furniture Fair 2019, and the one which occupied us much more than that which was on show for our perusal, is/was the international furniture industry's increasing hunger for data; a hunger...

Vitra - Work @ Orgatec Cologne 2018

At Orgatec Cologne 2016 Vitra staged, in effect, their own trade fair, renting an entire hall and inviting family and friends along to share the space and their ideas on the future of work. And obviously had a lot of fun and/or success with the concept. For...

Orgatec Cologne 2016: Vitra - Work

...Pacific Chair by Barber Osgerby The office chair has been central to the development of Vitra: it was with the office chair that they started their move away from home furnishings, was with the office chair that they seriously began to develop their own products rather than relying on licensing Herman Miller products, and thus it was with the office chair that Vitra established themselves as a brand... a Barber Osgerby...

smow blog compact Milan 2015 Special: Pilot Chair by Barber Osgerby for Knoll

...Since Cologne we've befriended the concept of the oversized backrest, fortunately: for the Pilot chair by Barber Osgerby for Knoll would tend to indicate that we should all get used to backrests as voluminous and unapologetic as an Edwardian wig...

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