Part investor, part industry-navigator, Map Project Office helps crowdfunded ideas to become a reality. Could this be a model for other studios to follow, asks Will Wiles?
In our latest issue, we look at how Barber & Osgerby’s consultancy arm is reinventing the design business model and meet Grafton Architects, the curators of the next Venice Architecture Biennale
Barber Osgerby's Forecast installation at the London Design Biennale is purposeful in appearance, but is in reality a deliberate exercise in futility
On the occasion of our 150th issue, we have totally rethought the content and design of the magazine. The new Icon is all about the objects and architecture of everyday life – whether innovative tech and fashion, or cities pushing up beautiful skylines. Take a look inside...
Works by established and emerging stars were on display around the Italian city last week. These are some of the exhibitions that Icon enjoyed the most
SelgasCano's Serpentine pavilion, Bernard Tschumi's Paris zoo and Barber Osgerby at the Bodleian were among the popular topics of the past seven days
The design duo's Pilot chair, launching at Milan Furniture Fair this month, comprises just four main components, making it quick and easy to assemble
Architect's refurbished Giles Gilbert Scott building in Oxford reopened this weekend as the Weston Library
An elegant, contemporary response to Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's recently renovated New Bodleian Library – which opens tomorrow (21 March) – Barber Osgerby's bent-oak and leather chair is designed to be comfortable for up to 12 hours of uninterrupted study
This year's awards ceremony took place last night in London. You can read the full list of winners here
Our January issue, available now, features profiles of all 11 of the 2014 Icon Awards winners and information about the runners-up
The 2013 judges picked Konstantin Grcic's Bench B as the winner of this category. Here are this year's nominees for the award
Metahaven won the category last year. Which of the shortlisted studios do you think will take the title this time?
Barber Osgerby's architecture arm has designed a permanent exhibition at the Science Museum that explores 200 years of communications history
The judges have announced the nominees for this year's awards. Click here for the full list and details of the awards ceremony on 4 December
Here are some of the most interesting designs that launched in Earls Court last week during London Design Festival
The design duo has installed two moving mirrored panels in the ceiling of the Raphael Gallery at the V&A
Jay Osgerby discusses Barber Osgerby's tile range for Domus, inspired by London, and its work on the 2012 Olympic torch
For their exhibition at the Design Museum, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby capture a series of objects during the process of manufacture. The show explores the duo's concerns that society is losing touch with the act of making, as well as the cryptic beauty of half-formed products, says Will Wiles
Following a long-established tradition, Oxford University's world-renowned Bodleian Library invited the design industry to create a new chair for its readers – a deceptively complex brief that yielded wildly different results from the shortlisted British finalists, Barber Osgerby, AL_A and Matthew Hilton