East London based design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby are celebrated for their ground breaking interior and industrial designs.
Having studied architecture together at The Royal College of Art in London, they established BarberOsgerby in 1996. Since then they have designed collections for design greats such as Giulio Cappellini, Magis, Benini, Swarovski, Flos and Vitra, they’ve collaborated with Levis and Coca Cola, designed Stella McCartney’s first store in New York, and have been showered with a number of prestigious awards including the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Furniture, The ‘Designers of the Future’ by Design Miami 2006, and most recently they were awarded the title of Royal Designers for Industry by the royal Society of Arts. BarberOsgerby’s rugs epitomize the duo’s forward-thinking approach to design. In 2010, The Rug Company launched its first collection of children’s rugs; Owl, Snake, Butterfly and Fishes are masterfully designed, with an enduring appeal for children and adults alike.
BarberOsgerby’s work is found in many permanent collections including the V&A Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Design Museum in London. BarberOsgerby were recently commissioned to design the London 2012 Olympic Torch.