In the Making with Barber Osgerby

Product design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby are curating a Design Museum exhibition that will capture more than 20 objects mid-manufacture.

The London 2012 Olympic torch, designed by Barber Osgerby

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The London 2012 Olympic torch, designed by Barber Osgerby

A range of objects have been chosen by Barber Osgerby, from their own designs – including the London 2012 Olympic Torch and the £2 coin – to more everyday objects including a cricket bat and a banknote.

The London 2012 Olympic torch in production

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The London 2012 Olympic torch in production

The aim of the show is to capture ‘a peculiar and unconventional slice of time in the production of everyday objects’, as well as to explore Barber and Osgerby’s relationship, as designers, with the production process.

The London Underground £2 coin, designed by Barber Osgerby
The London Underground £2 coin, designed by Barber Osgerby

The pair say say, ‘We have always been fascinated by the making process as it is an integral part of our work.

Making a Thonet Monografie chair 214

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Making a Thonet Monografie chair 214

‘We have curated an exhibition that will provide a platform to capture and reveal a frozen moment in the manufacturing process and unveils an everyday object in its unfinished state. Often the object is as beautiful, if not more so, than the finished product.’

Barber Osgerby: In the Making, is at the Design Musuem, Shad Thames, from 22 January-4 May 2014.

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