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‘Colour is a very important consideration in any designed object. With almost all our projects we use colour charts at some stage in design process’ —Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. The Iris series features five tables, each with its own specific colour spectrum. Iris is the word used for the circular, coloured rainbow in classical Greek mythology...READ MORE
The Iris series features five tables, each with its own specific colour spectrum. Iris is the word used for the circular, coloured rainbow in classical Greek mythology.
Each table had to be made from individual, coloured segments, as this was the only way to achieve the deliberate and exact variation of colour that they needed for each composition. Each segment was precision-machined, and then hand-dyed in anodizing tanks. Machining the segments from solid aluminium was the only way to enable the anodizing process: cast metal would not take the colour in the same way. The machined elements were made to an extraordinary level of precision.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their London studio in 1996 after graduating with Master’s in Architecture from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Their diverse body of work spans industrial design, furniture, lighting and site-specific installations, as well as gallery and public commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch and projects for the Royal Mint.