Jay Osgerby was born in Oxford in 1969, and studied architecture and interior design at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1996, he founded his own studio in collaboration with Edward Barber, for design and architecture under the name Barber & Osgerby.
Since that time, their collaborative work has probed the interface between industrial design, furniture design and architecture.
For more than two decades their work has challenged the boundaries of design in this country and abroad, while their commitment to lecturing, workshops and studio practice supports the development of new generations of designers.
Barber and Osgerby’s approach is characterized by its emphasis on experimentation and innovation and an exploratory attitude to materiality and color. From these areas of focus emerge solutions that reflect the close relationship of their work with industrial processes and new technologies, but also its affinities with fine art, illustrated most clearly in large-scale installations such as Double Space (2014) - a series of revolving mirrors suspended from the ceiling of the Raphael Gallery in the V&A - and Forecast (2016) - a wind-powered work installed at Somerset House, as part of the first London Design Biennale.