Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their East London studio in 1996 after studying architecture at the Royal College of Art. For more than two decades, their work has challenged the boundaries of design internationally.
Barber and Osgerby work with leading global manufacturers, including Vitra, Knoll, B&B Italia, Flos, Venini and Hermès. Their work is held in permanent museum collections worldwide, including the V&A and the Design Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.
“ Fredericia are renowned for their impeccable craftsmanship and this has led to a great partnership. Together with Fredericia's skilled team we have made a new collection - made with care, using the best materials, designed to last. ”
Challenging the boundaries of design
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their East London studio in 1996 after studying architecture together at the Royal College of Art. For more than two decades their work has challenged the boundaries of design in the UK and abroad, while their commitment to lecturing, workshops and studio practice supports the development of new generations of designers.
Barber and Osgerby’s approach is characterised by its emphasis on experimentation and innovation and an exploratory attitude to materiality and colour. From these areas of focus emerge solutions that reflect the close relationship of their work with industrial processes and new technologies, but also their affinities with fine art.
Industrial design powered by craft and materials
In designing the Plan Collection, Barber Osgerby have implemented Fredericia’s renowned upholstery and woodworking competencies with their signature industrial design approach. The British designers and Fredericia pay serious attention to the design power of natural materials and unpresuming forms seen in the carefully detailed upholstered chair in leather or fabric, the solid wood tabletops and subtle yet characteristic design language.