Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their eponymous design studio BarberOsgerby in 1996.

After completing their Masters in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded BarberOsgerby in 1996 and Universal Design Studio Ltd in 2001. They have worked for a diverse range of international clients including Cappellini, Magis, Flos, ClassiCon, Venini, Isokon Plus and Swarovski.

Following numerous awards, the pair were honoured in 2007 with a distinction, Royal Designers for Industry, by the Royal Society of Arts. Their work is on display in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Design Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Selected Awards 

1998 ICFF Editors Award: Best New Designer
2001 Victoria & Albert Museum Design Awards, Home table
2003 ID Magazine Design Awards, Stella McCartney ceramic tile
2003 Design Week Award: Best Furniture Design, Stencil Screen
2003 FX Design Awards: Product of the Year, Stella McCartney ceramic tile
2004 Design Week Awards: Best Furniture Design
2004 Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts
2004 ADI Compasso d’Oro Nomination, Shell Table
2005 Blueprint Magazine: Furniture Designer of Year
2006 Homes & Gardens Classic Design Awards, Zero-In
2006 Design Basel/Miami: Designers of the Future with Established & Sons
2006 Red Dot Award: Best Product, Zero-In
2007 Royal Designers for Industry
2007 Elle Decoration Magazine: Designer of the Year
2007 Royal Designers for Industry
2008 Wallpaper*: Best Domestic Product, Bottle Table
2009 Wallpaper*: Best Floor Lamp, Tab
2010 FX Design Awards: Best Museum/Exhibition Space (Finalist), Sony
2010 Design Museum Designs of the Year (Finalist), Sony
2011 FX Design Awards: Product of the Year, Tip Ton 
2011 The Chicago Athenaeum: GOOD DESIGN Award, Tip Ton
2012 D&AD Yellow Pencil (Product Design), Tip Ton
2012 Design Museum: Design of the Year, London Olympic Torch
2012 Design Week Award (Furniture Design), Tip Ton
2012 Elle Decoration British Design Award, London Olympic Torch
2012 World Technology Award for Design