Objects in the making

BarberOsgerby has curated Design Museum's "In the Making" exhibition that showcases a variety of objects halfway through their manufacturing process.

Acclaimed design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby join forces with the Design Museum London to celebrate the intricate beauty of the production process.

British product design studio BarberOsgerby has curated an exhibition titled In the Making that captures and displays 20 different objects mid-manufacture.

From a £2 coin and a selection of diamonds to a cricket bat, a banknote and the designers’ renowned Olympic Torch, the selection of objects chosen by BarberOsgerby vary from ostentatious designer creations to objects of everyday use. The variety of the objects on display allow visitors to gain extensive insight into multiple manufacturing processes involved in making the things around us. 

Furthermore, each object was carefully selected due to its unexpected quality in the moments, hours or days before each assumes its final, recognisable form.

The making process has always fascinated us, as it is an integral part of our work. We have curated an exhibition that will provide a platform to capture and reveal a frozen moment in the manufacturing process and unveil an everyday object in its unfinished state, comments Barber and Osgerby.

The exhibition is a testament to the fresh design thinking that drives the duo and has resulted in successes such as winner the Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2012 award.

In the Making is on display at the Design Museum, London until 4 May 2014. 

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