Published on : Friday, January 29, 2016
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, founders of the British design studio Barber & Osgerby, are this year’s Guests of Hounour at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2016. Going to be held from February 9 to 13, the Scandinavian fair will a cross section of daily life through a Triptych installation created by Barber & Osgerby.
“We have arranged the space into three areas divided by giant felt screens. Each space offers the visitor an environment for relaxation, meeting and working under a canopy of paper lanterns,” say Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.
Triptych will consist of huge felt screens that create three areas, as well as animal hides on chairs and sheepskins on oak benches. These materials, set off by a white wood floor, reflect Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s impression of winters in Stockholm. The installation uses felt from Nordifa, known for their engineered textiles, furniture manufactured by Vitra, Knoll and B&B Italia and the Hotaru lantern collection manufactured by Ozeki.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby graduated from London’s Royal College of Art. The Guests of Honour of this year found their London-based studio in 1996. They are currently working with leading global manufacturers including Knoll, Vitra, B&B Italia, Cappellini, Venini and Flos. 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.