Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Products by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their eponymous studio in 1996 after graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London. Much of Barber and Osgerby’s early work involved the folding and shaping of sheet material. Model making remains an integral part of their design practice and informs everything they produce, from architecture to furniture, from objects as varied as the straightforward Umbrella Stand for Magis to the beautifully functional London 2012 Olympic Torch.
Barber and Osgerby’s work is included in the collections for Vitra, B&B Italia, Venini, Cappellini, Magis, Swarovski, Flos, and Established & Sons. Their work is held in permanent collections around the world including the V&A Museum, London; New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art; London’s Design Museum; and the Art Institute of Chicago.
“Every time we start a project, we approach it like it’s the first thing we’ve ever done.”
- Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
In 2001, Barber and Osgerby founded Universal Design Studio, which is recognized today as one of the world’s most innovative creative design consultancies working in architecture, interiors, and exhibition design. In 2012, the duo 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.