Project stories for the Design Museum
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby studied architecture together at The Royal College of Art in
London and established BarberOs...
What we do...
A desk in our studio
What we do...
Image of our ʻresearch wallʼ where images are pinned up for inspiration
What we do...
Images from our studio
Finished product: Four Leaves coat stand
Finished product: Home table
Finished product:
Tab table lamp
Finished product: Birds on a Wire hooks
Finished product: Portsmouth bench
Finished product: Lanterne Marine vase
Finished product: De La
Warr Pavilion chair
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
Finished product: Hula stool
In 2008, we were asked to produce a limited edition of tables for Established & Sons LIMITED gallery
in London. The projec...
Our starting point is usually to
make sketches and models of our
work. For this project, however, the
process started with...
We decided on which colours to use by laying out the colour chips in sequence
Iris
We decided on which colours to use by laying out the colour chips in sequence
Iris
We then went on to produce drawings on the computer to lay out the components of the tables
Once we had decided on the design, individual, machined-aluminium sections were produced to make-up the tables.
Iris
The individual aluminium parts were then anodised to produce the different coloured sections of each table. This involves
...
Detail A
see drawing ES05-086
Detail B
see drawing ES05-086
Recess for fixing plate
and 4 x adjustable feet
1196
390
C
48 ...
29 colours (8 dyes)
scale 1:10
TABLE 1200 (Yellow-Green)
48 parts,3.8 kg weight
3 foot tank
order (48 pieces)
Start
41/ 50...
A total of 12 editions of the table were made
Iris
The finished tables were displayed at the Established & Sons LIMITED gallery in London’s West End
Iris
Iris
The finished tables were displayed at the Established & Sons LIMITED gallery in London’s West End
With the help of our sister studio, Universal Design Studio, we also work on architectural projects such as this one for
h...
H&M
We present our ideas to a client in the context of a story, or series of stories...
Modular
H&M
Line
We present our ideas in the context of a story, or series of stories...
H&M
We present our ideas in the context of a story, or series of stories...
Geometric: system
We are always sketching ideas
H&M
H&M
And making models...
H&M
And making models...
We also create material studies like these to show the different effects light will have on a building - in this case,
the...
H&M
H&M
We made our design flexible so that it can be adapted for each individual site around the world
and used on buildings i...
H&M
We have now worked on projects with H&M stores worldwide including: Seoul, Korea
We have now worked on projects with H&M stores worldwide including: Los Angeles, USA
H&M
We have now worked on projects with H&M stores worldwide including: Osaka, Japan
H&M
We have now worked on projects with H&M stores worldwide including: Tokyo, Japan
H&M
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  1. 1. Project stories for the Design Museum
  2. 2. Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby studied architecture together at The Royal College of Art in London and established BarberOsgerby in 1996. Later, in 2001, they also founded Universal Design Studio their architecture and interior design practice. Over the past ten years, Edward and Jay have worked across a wide range of disciplines to create everything from furniture, lighting, household products, restaurants, shops, drinks bottles and electronic products for companies based all around the world. Edward and Jay were awarded the Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts in 2004 and were made Royal Designers for Industry in 2007. BarberOsgerby has since been developing collections for leading manufacturers including Flos, Vitra, Venini, Magis, Authentics, Swarovski and Established & Sons, as well as continuing their work in private and public commissions. Both Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby lecture at numerous international events and design schools, including at Ecal, Switzerland and the Vitra Design Museum. Their work is held in museum permanent collections around the world including the Design Museum, London; the V&A Museum, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Who we are...
  3. 3. What we do... A desk in our studio
  4. 4. What we do... Image of our ʻresearch wallʼ where images are pinned up for inspiration
  5. 5. What we do... Images from our studio
  6. 6. Finished product: Four Leaves coat stand
  7. 7. Finished product: Home table
  8. 8. Finished product: Tab table lamp
  9. 9. Finished product: Birds on a Wire hooks
  10. 10. Finished product: Portsmouth bench
  11. 11. Finished product: Lanterne Marine vase
  12. 12. Finished product: De La Warr Pavilion chair
  13. 13. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
  14. 14. Finished product: Hula stool
  15. 15. In 2008, we were asked to produce a limited edition of tables for Established & Sons LIMITED gallery in London. The project was called Iris. Iris
  16. 16. Our starting point is usually to make sketches and models of our work. For this project, however, the process started with colour studies... Iris
  17. 17. We decided on which colours to use by laying out the colour chips in sequence Iris
  18. 18. We decided on which colours to use by laying out the colour chips in sequence Iris
  19. 19. We then went on to produce drawings on the computer to lay out the components of the tables
  20. 20. Once we had decided on the design, individual, machined-aluminium sections were produced to make-up the tables. Iris
  21. 21. The individual aluminium parts were then anodised to produce the different coloured sections of each table. This involves treating the metal then dying and sealing it - in much the same way as developing a photographic film with chemicals. Iris
  22. 22. Detail A see drawing ES05-086 Detail B see drawing ES05-086 Recess for fixing plate and 4 x adjustable feet 1196 390 C 48 individual segments machined from solid aluminium and anodised in different colours 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 A B B A B C B A B A 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 B A B A B C B A B 380 8 A PARTS X16 numbers: 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35, 39, 41, 45, 47 B PARTS X 24 numbers: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48 C PARTS X 8 numbers: 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, 31, 37, 43 B 20 18 19 21 2223242526 B C B C B A B A 12 13 14 15 16 17 B A B A B C 8 x 3M Bumpon 2 3 4 5 6 7 47 48 1 CBA B A B A B 8 9 10 11 A B B C A Joining plate for final assemebly of the table 15 Establshed & Sons Gallery Editions 1200 Aluminium Table 1:10 @ A3 28/02/08 www.barberosgerby.com 35-42 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3PG T +44 (0) 20 7033 3884 F +44 (0) 20 7033 3882 © copyright Barber Osgerby 2008 ES05-070 Section90 DATE SCALE DRAWING NUMBER TITLE PROJECT D 400 REVISION View of underside 4 x adjustable feet Appox weight 207kg including glass See Drawing ES05-085 for glass size Parts to be numbered 1 - 48 in recess We produced technical drawings on the computer which were used to instruct the manufacturer on how to assemble the different coloured sections.
  23. 23. 29 colours (8 dyes) scale 1:10 TABLE 1200 (Yellow-Green) 48 parts,3.8 kg weight 3 foot tank order (48 pieces) Start 41/ 500-1 28/ 650-3 29/ 520-1 30/ 500-1 13/ 500-5 42/ 500-6 11/ 500-3 2/ 700-5 3/ 690-5 4/ 690-2 10/ 640-1 9/ 650-2 8/ 500-1 5/ 690-3 7/ 690-1 6/ 690-4 12/ 500-2 18/ 500-3 20/ 500-1 45/ S 100-2 33/ 650-1 47/ 690-5 32/ 650-3 31/ 650-1 48/ 690-4 26/ 640-4 25/ 640-5 24/ 640-6 23/ 640-5 22/ 650-5 21/ 650-4 1/ black 27/ 640-3 16/ 500-5 19/ 500-2 44/ S 100-1 40/ 640-1 43/ S 100-0 35/ 640-2 34/ 650-2 46/ S 100-3 14/ 500-4 17/ 500-4 15/ 500-6 39/ 640-2 38/ 640-4 37/ 640-6 36/ 650-5 Start >> yellow-1 IN 500-1 yellow-4 IN 500-4 IN 690-5 Grey NL-5 IN 690-3 Grey NL-3 yellow-3 IN 500-3 IN 520-1 GOLD-1 Y+PLW-2 IN 640-2 Y+PLW-5 IN 640-5 yellow-6 IN 500-6 yellow-3 IN 500-3 IN 690-4 Grey NL-4 IN 690-4 Grey NL-4 yellow-2 IN 500-2 yellow-1 IN 500-1 GR LWN-5 IN 650-5 Y+PLW-6 IN 640-6 Y+PLW-6 IN 640-6 yellow-5 IN 500-5 yellow-7 S 100-0 black-1 IN 690-1 Grey NL-1 Y+PLW-5 IN 640-5 GR LWN-1 IN 650-1 yellow-2 IN 500-2 Y+PLW-4 IN 640-4 yellow-4 IN 500-4 yellow-8 S 100-1 IN 700-5 G HNL-5 yellow-1 IN 500-1 Y+PLW-4 IN 640-4 GR LWN-3 IN 650-3 yellow-1 IN 500-1 Y+PLW-2 IN 640-2 yellow-6 IN 500-6 S 100-2 yellow-9 S 100-2 IN 690-5 Grey NL-5 GR LWN-2 IN 650-2 Y+PLW-3 IN 640-3 GR LWN-1 IN 650-1 GR LWN-4 IN 650-4 Y+PLW-1 IN 640-1 yellow-5 IN 500-5 S 100-3 yellow-10 S 100-3 IN 690-2 Grey NL-2 Y+PLW-1 IN 640-1 GR LWN-3 IN 650-3 GR LWN-2 IN 650-2 GR LWN-5 IN 650-5 Y+PLW-1 IN 640-1 Y+PLW-2 IN 640-2 Y+PLW-3 IN 640-3 Y+PLW-4 IN 640-4 Y+PLW-5 IN 640-5 Y+PLW-6 IN 640-6 IN 690-1 Grey NL-1 IN 690-2 Grey NL-2 IN 690-3 Grey NL-3 IN 690-4 Grey NL-4 IN 690-5 Grey NL-5 black-1 IN 520-1 GOLD-1 yellow-2 IN 500-2 yellow-1 IN 500-1 yellow-5 IN 500-5 yellow-6 IN 500-6 yellow-3 IN 500-3 yellow-4 IN 500-4 yellow-7 S 100-0 yellow-8 S 100-1 S 100-2 yellow-9 S 100-2 S 100-3 yellow-10 S 100-3 IN 700-5 G HNL-5 GR LWN-1 IN 650-1 GR LWN-2 IN 650-2 GR LWN-3 IN 650-3 GR LWN-4 IN 650-4 GR LWN-5 IN 650-5 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Black MLW Gold 4N (520) Yellow 3GL(500) Yellow 3GL (500)+ Grey NL(690) (double dye)=(S100) Grey NL (690) Grey HNL (700) Green LWN (650) TUrquoise PLW (630)/Yellow 3GL(500)=(640) 1 part 1 part 15 parts (5 jigs of 2,1jig of 1,and one jig of 4) 3 parts (separate jigs) 7 parts (2 jigs of 2 and 3 jigs of 1) 1 part 9 parts (4 jigs of 2 and 1 jig of 1) 11 parts (5 jigs of 2 and 1 jig of 1) We produced technical drawings on the computer which were used to instruct the manufacturer on how to assemble the different coloured sections.
  24. 24. A total of 12 editions of the table were made Iris
  25. 25. The finished tables were displayed at the Established & Sons LIMITED gallery in London’s West End Iris
  26. 26. Iris The finished tables were displayed at the Established & Sons LIMITED gallery in London’s West End
  27. 27. With the help of our sister studio, Universal Design Studio, we also work on architectural projects such as this one for high street fashion brand, H&M. H&M
  28. 28. H&M We present our ideas to a client in the context of a story, or series of stories... Modular
  29. 29. H&M Line We present our ideas in the context of a story, or series of stories...
  30. 30. H&M We present our ideas in the context of a story, or series of stories... Geometric: system
  31. 31. We are always sketching ideas H&M
  32. 32. H&M And making models...
  33. 33. H&M And making models...
  34. 34. We also create material studies like these to show the different effects light will have on a building - in this case, the perforations in the pleated facade are backlit at night to create this effect... H&M
  35. 35. H&M
  36. 36. H&M We made our design flexible so that it can be adapted for each individual site around the world and used on buildings internally and externally.
  37. 37. H&M We have now worked on projects with H&M stores worldwide including: Seoul, Korea
  38. 38. We have now worked on projects with H&M stores worldwide including: Los Angeles, USA H&M
  39. 39. We have now worked on projects with H&M stores worldwide including: Osaka, Japan H&M
  40. 40. We have now worked on projects with H&M stores worldwide including: Tokyo, Japan H&M
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