Barber & Osgerby
The red thread running through Edward Barber’s and Jay Osgerby’s work is a free spirit of experimentation, combined with great consideration of context and advanced technology. All to highlight integrity, substance and modernity. Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby, both born in 1969, studied architecture together at the Royal College of Art in London and established BarberOsgerby in 1996. They hit the design press in their early 20s with the table Loop, represented in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Over the last decade BarberOsgerby has worked with many types of design including the two hangers in Levi’s 9,000 shops around the world, a bottle for the Coca-Cola drink Ipsei – and a extremely beautiful, modern church pew for St. Thomas Cathedral in Portsmouth. Not to mention the innovative easy chair Glove for Swedese and Stella McCartney’s first store in Manhattan. Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have both been awarded the title Royal Designer for Industry (RDI).