Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, founders of the London-based studio that takes their names, joined the Mutina team in 2013 with the Mews collection. They renovated the collaboration with Puzzle and Mistral, and launched Lane and Primavera in 2018.
Barber and Osgerby opened their London-based studio in 1996, after graduating from the Royal College of Art. Their multidisciplinary approach pushes the boundaries of industrial design, architecture and art. Their works include collections for Knoll, Vitra, B & B Italia, Cappellini, Venini and Flos, limited edition pieces and commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch and the £2 coin designed for the Royal Mint.
“We have always been fascinated by the making process, whether hand-crafted or machine-made, and we see no reason why certain materials, products or buildings cannot sit next to each other in a contemporary or traditional environments.”
The first extensive monograph on the pair was published by Rizzoli New York in 2011. They are both Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) and Honorary Doctors of Art. Their work is included in the permanent collections of museums all around the world, such as V&A and Design Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Chicago’s Art Institute.