Thinking & Making is an educational lecture by renowned British designer Edward Barber, of the Barber & Osgerby studio, for design students and graduates. The British Council are delighted to present this lecture as the first event in a year-long series of masterclasses by leading designers from Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain organised by EUNIC Ireland in partership with Irish Design 2015. The event is kindly hosted by DIT at the Dublin School of Creative Arts in Grangegorman.
In this educational lecture Edward Barber discusses Thinking & Making, exploring the work and development of Barber & Osgerby since setting up their studio in London in 1996. Their diverse portfolio encompasses furniture, lightning and product design as well as architectural scale projects. They have worked with Capellini, Vitra, Venini, Flos and Knoll. The pair are known for their clean, paired back design, synthesis of craft and industrial techniques and their use of colour.
EUNIC Ireland, network of European Union national institutes for culture, members British Council, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes and Istituto Italiano di Cultura are partnering with Irish Design 2015 on presenting this series of design lectures and masterclasses by leading european designers to Irish audiences. This first visit of the series is hosted by British Council and incorporates both this educational lecture in DIT for third level design students; as well as a main stage presentation at the OFFSET creative conference by Edward Barber. The events coincide with Irish Design 2015’s presentation of In The Making, a touring exhibition from the Design Museum, London curated by Barber & Osgerby, which runs at the Design Hub in Dublin Castle until March 17.
BARBER & OSGERBY (UK)
5-6 March 2015, Dublin
Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their London-based studio in 1996. Their diverse body of work spans industrial design, furniture, lighting and site specific installations as well as limited edition pieces and public commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch and a ￡2 coin designed for the Royal Mint. They are currently working with many brands including Knoll, Vitra, B&B Italia, Cappellini, Venini, and Flos. Their work is held in permanent museum collections around the world including V&A and Design Museum in London, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Art Institute of Chicago. In 2001 Barber and Osgerby established architecture and interior design practice Universal Design Studio and in 2012 they founded MAP, specializing in research and strategy-led design.
Presented by EUNIC European Union National Institutes for Culture and Irish Design 2015.
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