Barber and Osgerby designs for Royal Doulton

Barber and Osgerby has designed a set of tableware for Royal Doulton, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year.

Royal Dalton, Olio by Barber and Osgerby

Barber and Osgerby has designed a set of tableware for Royal Doulton, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year.

Royal Doulton, Olio by Barber and Osgerby

Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby have worked on a limited edition vase, which is inspired by the beginnings of Royal Doulton, which started out by producing glazed water pipes.

Barber and Osgerby has also designed the Olio collection, a complete set of tableware which will launch in the UK at the start of May.

Royal Dalton, Olio by Barber and Osgerby

Royal Doulton, Olio by Barber and Osgerby

Comprising tableware, serveware and cutlery, the Olio collection, meaning “a miscellaneous collection of things” is designed in wood, ceramic, and stainless steel.

Exposed stoneware features in the collection in reference to Royal Doulton’s early history as a stoneware manufacturer. This means there is a natural colour variation across the pieces which come in neutral colours, terracotta or black.

Royal Dalton, Olio by Barber and Osgerby

Royal Doulton, Olio by Barber and Osgerby

Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby say: “We imagine people will use the range in an ad hoc way and enjoy combining it with existing pieces. This concept moves away from the conventional idea of buying a set of matching tableware.”

The collaboration is one of several with the brand, which has also been working with graffiti and graphic artists Pure Evil and Nick Walker as well as homeware and textile designer Charlene Mullen.

Royal Dalton, Olio by Barber and Osgerby

Royal Doulton, Olio by Barber and Osgerby

You can see the collections designed by Barber and Osgerby and the other artists and designers in this campaign video created by The One Off to celebrate Royal Dalton’s bicentenary.

Royal Doulton celebrates 200 years

Meanwhile the One off created an anniversary identity, which features seven individual marks which will be used for seven limited-edition product ranges.

The consultancy has also designed web pages and brochures for the campaign.

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