- Next week, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (also known as the Milan Furniture Fair) kicks off it in Italy's design capital, Milan.
- Newly published monograph The Design Work of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby offers the inside account behind the British duo’s expansive portfolio.
Loop was a table prototype before being produced for London Design in 1997, then picked up by Cappellini and, later, turned into a desk. “When you design that very first piece you have no idea what’s going to happen,” says Barber.
This limited-edition piece for Established & Sons allowed the duo to start their process where it normally ends, with color composition. Precise machinery translated layouts of anodized color chips into the glass-topped coffee table.
Quite plainly, the sexiest task light you will ever see. The space between the single fold houses the halogen (or LED) bulbs, while the eponymous tab at the base of the shade enables a redirection of rays.
Trying to furnish your flat with all of BarberOsgerby's oeuvre but don't have the time to shop around? Puzzle, a flat-weaved wood rug, packs the contents of the designers' sketchbooks onto a nine-by-six-foot Technicolor floor covering.
From a bright-hued chair to a vintage styled perforated number, take a peep at ten of our favorite seating choices with design in mind.
- Back in September 2012, a UK-wide competition was launched to design a new chair for University of Oxford's historic Bodleian Libraries.