The design studio was founded by Edward Barber + Jay Osgerby in 1996. Barber was born in Shrewsbury in 1969 and Osgerby was born in Oxford in 1969. After studying at the Royal College of Art together, the duo have since marked contemporary design with their projects.
Their designs reach across furniture, lighting, architecture, homeware accessories and graphics. Barber Osgerby's designs part of the contemporary design landscape from their playfulness with the every day; whether that being the addition of colour, an adjustment in scale or an updated finish to a traditional piece.
They have been celebrated in recent years with awards, including Elle Decoration Magazine Designer of the Year in 2007 and Royal Designers for Industry in 2007. Equally, they were asked to design the 2012 Olympics torch. Alongside these accolades, the pair have collaborated with international manufacturers, such as Flos, Knoll and Magis.