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Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

Tobi-Ishi Tables
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Der Name dieses Tisches nimmt auf die Ziersteine der japanischen Gärten Bezug, an denen die Bestandteile von Tobi-Ishi inspiriert sind, bei dem sich Funktionalität und bildhauerische Wirkung auf überraschende Weise vereinen. Die vorstehende Tischplatte und der Unterbau erscheinen je nach Blickwinkel anders, und die verschiedenen Ausführungen bieten persönliche Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten: vom Zement über Marmor bis hin zu lackierten Versionen in den raffinierten Farbtönen Red Candy und Blue Smoke.


The table that became a sculpture.

Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby first project for B&B Italia was Tobi-Ishi, a round dining table clearly inspired by Zen. The design duo are great enthusiasts of Japanese art and culture and the name and concept for this table came from the smooth stones (tobi-ishi) used as ornaments in traditional Japanese Zen gardens. The overhang of the table and the vertical trapezoidal bases set at right angles generate an essential sculptural figure that appears to change shape depending on the point of observation. The search for equilibrium between shapes and materials is expressed in the Tobi-Ishi table through the many materials: cement grout, lacquered finish, marble, and oak for the low table.

Technical information

Platte (T160-T240R-T313R)
Paneel aus MDF Holzfaser

Beine (T160-T240R-T313R)
Polyurethanharz in hoher Dichte (Baydur®)

Gegengewicht (T160-T240R)

Verriegelungsplatte (T313R)

Verstellbarer Gleiter (T160-T240R)
Material thermoplastisch

Verstellbarer Gleiter (T313R)

Platte (T160L-T240RL)
Paneel aus Spanholz furniert mit Teilen aus Massivholz

Platte (T313RL)
Paneel aus Spanholz furniert mit Teilen aus Massivholz und Schichtholz

Beine (T160L-T240RL-T313RL)

Verriegelungsplatte und Gegengewicht (T160L-T240RL-T313RL)

Verstellbarer Gleiter (T160L-T240RL-T313RL)
Stahl und Kunststoff

Platte und Beine (T160M)
Marmor (Polyesterausführung matt oder Polyesterausführung glänzend)

Verriegelungsplatte (T160M)

Gleiter (T160M)


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Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their East London studio in 1996, after studying architecture together at the Royal College of Art. Their approach is characterised by its emphasis on experimentation and innovation and an exploratory attitude to materiality and colour.

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. The strength of Barber and Osgerby’s creative partnership has led to collaborations with some of the world’s most progressive companies and a diversity of output that encompasses architecture, interiors, sculpture, product and exhibition design. Amongst many professional accolades, Barber and Osgerby received the Jerwood prize in 2004 and in 2007 were awarded the status of “Royal Designers for Industry”. In 2013 they were appointed to the Order of the British Empire, for services to the design industry.

Examples of their work are held in the permanent collections of major museums around the world, such as the Design Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, to name a few. In 2001 Barber and Osgerby founded Universal to function in parallel with their primary studio. Focused on the fields of architecture, interiors and exhibition design, Universal is now recognised as one of the world’s most innovative creative design consultancies. In 2012 they launched Map, a strategy-based industrial design consultancy, Map.

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