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

Published in Comment
Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:31

Forecast by Barber Osgerby

Barber Osgerby's Forecast installation at the London Design Biennale is purposeful in appearance, but is in reality a deliberate exercise in futility

Published in News
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:00

ICON 150: New mission, new attitude!

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...

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 13:12

Milan 2015: Top exhibitions

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

Published in News
Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:57

2 April: The week’s most read

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

Published in Comment
Thursday, 02 April 2015 01:00

Barber Osgerby for Knoll

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

Published in News

Architect's refurbished Giles Gilbert Scott building in Oxford reopened this weekend as the Weston Library

Published in GALLERY

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

Published in Features
Friday, 05 December 2014 02:00

Icon Awards 2014: The winners

This year's awards ceremony took place last night in London. You can read the full list of winners here

Published in News
Friday, 05 December 2014 00:00

Icon 139: Awards

Our January issue, available now, features profiles of all 11 of the 2014 Icon Awards winners and information about the runners-up

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The 2013 judges picked Konstantin Grcic's Bench B as the winner of this category. Here are this year's nominees for the award

Published in News

Metahaven won the category last year. Which of the shortlisted studios do you think will take the title this time? 

Published in News
Friday, 24 October 2014 15:27

Universal Design Studio: Information Age

Barber Osgerby's architecture arm has designed a permanent exhibition at the Science Museum that explores 200 years of communications history

Published in News
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:10

Icon Awards 2014: shortlist revealed

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

Published in News
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:59

100% Design: Product highlights

Here are some of the most interesting designs that launched in Earls Court last week during London Design Festival

Published in News
Monday, 15 September 2014 15:54

Double Space: Barber Osgerby

The design duo has installed two moving mirrored panels in the ceiling of the Raphael Gallery at the V&A

Published in News
Monday, 18 August 2014 11:12

Jay Osgerby

Jay Osgerby discusses Barber Osgerby's tile range for Domus, inspired by London, and its work on the 2012 Olympic torch

Published in Video

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

Published in Features
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Bodleian Library competition

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

Published in Features

Few designers get to watch their work being ceremonially paraded up and down the country, but that’s how Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby spent the summer of 2012. The question is, after the “whirlwind” of the Olympic torch, what will they do next?

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