Barber Osgerby wins Jerwood Prize

Barber Osgerby has won the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2004, with founders Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby (pictured left and right, respectively) receiving £15 000 at Monday evening’s ceremony, held at London’s Crafts Council Gallery.

The furniture design duo were selected by a panel of judges for work which ‘combines clarity, coherence and beauty’. Their work includes the Loop Table, a coffee table designed in 1996 and constructed from bent plywood.

The Loop Table has been lauded as a classic and is on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Also shortlisted this year were Tom Dixon, Shin and Tomoko Azumi, El Ultimo Grito and Jim Partridge. All the work is presented in an Ilka Schaumberg-designed exhibition at the Crafts Council in London until 31 October, after which it will tour the UK.

The Jerwood Applied Arts Prize is organised by the Crafts Council with funding from the Jerwood Charity.

Each year the award shortlist focuses on a different discipline: jewellery, ceramics, textiles, glass or furniture.

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