SHOWROOM KEYNOTE: Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
- Industrial design and products
- Sep 13, Wed 10:30-11:30
- Showroom / Messukeskus, Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki
- Event type
- Free Admission
- Accessibility for all
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s keynote speech will explore the theme of questions and answers in design, particularly in relation to their own design exploration. They will give insight into their London-based studio and will look in depth at a couple of projects that challenged the studio.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their eponymous studio in 1996 after graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London.
Barber and Osgerby’s research-led practice has developed collections for Vitra, B&B Italia, Venini, Cappellini, Magis, Swarovski, Flos and Established & Sons, whilst also producing edition furniture and one-off works for both private and public commissions. Both Honorary Doctors of Arts, Barber and Osgerby have lectured internationally and hosted workshops at Ecal, Switzerland and the Vitra Design Museum. Their work is held in permanent collections around the world, including the V&A Museum, London; New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art; London’s Design Museum; and the Art Institute of Chicago. Alongside their eponymous studio, in 2001 Barber and Osgerby founded Universal Design Studio, now recognized as one of the world’s most innovative creative design consultancies working in architecture, interiors and exhibition design. In 2012, the pair followed this with the launch of MAP, a strategy-based industrial design studio that draws on the creative and commercial skills of BarberOsgerby to provide design intuition, creative direction and research to ambitious clients.
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