Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their London-based studio in 1996 after graduating from London’s royal college of art. Their multidisciplinary practice challenges the boundaries of industrial design, architecture and art, with collections for Vitra, B&B Italia, Cappellini, Venini, and Flos, public commissions and gallery editions. Barber and Osgerby are royal designers for industry (rdi) and were together awarded the prestigious jerwood applied arts prize in 2004. Both honorary doctors of arts, the pair have lectured internationally and their work is held in permanent collections around the world including the v&a museum, London; the metropolitan museum of art, New York; London’s design museum; and the art institute of Chicago. A monograph the design work of Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby was published by Rizzoli in April 2011, shortly after the pair were appointed to design the London 2012 olympic torch. Their most recent project is a £2 coin commemorating the 150th anniversary of the London underground in 2013.