June 25, 2015

B & B ITALIA TOBI - ISHI DESIGN BY EDWARD BARBER & JAY OSGERBY




B & B ITALIA TOBI - ISHI DESIGN BY EDWARD BARBER & JAY OSGERBY




B & B ITALIA TOBI - ISHI DESIGN BY EDWARD BARBER & JAY OSGERBY
The shape has impressed both the public and the press, has broken away from the traditional round table placed on a central support, and has created an element of surprise with its finishes. Now it expands its functional features by proposing itself in a rectangular version, first in the dining version, presented in Cologne with a new range of sixteen satin-finished colours and now in the low version, only available in oad in four different finishes: light, grey, black and smoked. A choice created to highlight the natural handcrafted appearance of a multipurpose table without sharp corners that, with its rounded shapes, is extremely practical when placed in front of a sofa.
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B & B ITALIA




B & B ITALIA
B&B Italia has been an international leader in the field of contemporary furnishings since 1966. Since then, its collection has progressively acquired new products that are acknowledged and recognised worldwide, to fill the ranks alongside evergreen products like Serie Up, Le Bambole and Diesis, now seen as icons of design history. Through its product range, B&B Italia has shown that it can offer a meaningful contribution to the culture of design by perceiving and anticipating trends and responding to changing tastes and living needs.
Antonio Citterio, Patricia Urquiola, Naoto Fukasawa, Gaetano Pesce, Studio Kairos, Paolo Piva, Mario Bellini, Jeffrey Bernett, Zaha Hadid and many others are the winning team that, along with the company’s internal Research and Development Centre, has contributed to the international success of B&B Italia. The vocation to innovation and technological experimentation in addition to aesthetics research, are the strenghts and strategic elements for the company’s development policy. In fact, B&B Italia was the first company in the world to perfect the technique of cold polyurethane foam mouldings, which radically changed the
way upholstered furnishings were built.
These strategic elements has brought about many awards both in Italy and abroad,
among them four “Compasso d’Oro” awards.
























































EDWARD BARBER & JAY OSGERBY
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their eponymous studio in 1996 after graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London. From their first studio in Trellick Tower in London, they designed their first piece, the Loop Table, produced by Isokon in 1997. Much of Barber and Osgerby’s early work involved the folding and shaping of sheet material, influenced by the white card that they had used frequently in architectural model making. Plywood and perspex were used in the development of the Pilot Table, 1999, and Stencil Screen, 2000.
In 2004 the pair were awarded the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize. This led to a commission to design new pieces for the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill On Sea. Known for their use of colour, with the limited edition Iris tables, Barber and Osgerby developed a new direction, using colour as the starting point for the work. The same year saw the launch of Tab for Flos, a return to the folded form. In 2009, Barber and Osgerby launched their first major commission for Murano glassmakers Venini which resulted in a series of unique, large-scale glass vases, created in limited editions and shown in Milan, Porto Cervo and London.
2010 saw the creation of an experimental installation for Sony at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Through a series of conceptual objects that exploited Sony’s new sound technologies, a perspective was presented for how electronics could be better integrated within contemporary home interiors. Another investigation, this time into school furniture and how dynamic movement in a chair can aid concentration, resulted in the forward-tilting Tip Ton chair launched with Vitra in 2011. The same year, Barber and Osgerby were appointed to design the London 2012 Olympic Torch. Barber and Osgerby’s research-led practice has developed collections for Vitra, B&B Italia, Venini, Cappellini, Magis, Swarovski, Flos and Established & Sons, whilst also producing edition furniture and one-off works for both private and public commissions. Both Honorary Doctors of Arts, Barber and Osgerby have lectured internationally and hosted workshops at Ecal, Switzerland, and the Vitra Design Museum. 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. Alongside their eponymous studio, in 2001 Barber and Osgerby founded Universal Design Studio, now recognised as one of the world’s most innovative creative design consultancies working in architecture, interiors and exhibition design. In 2012, the pair followed this with the launch of MAP, a strategy-based industrial design studio that draws on the creative and commercial skills of BarberOsgerby to provide design intuition, creative direction and research to ambitious clients.