for B&B Italia
The Button tables form a range of multipurpose tables with lacquered cylindrical bases that taper inwards slightly at the bottom smoothing out their geometry. There are two oval variants accompanied by a third with a round shape. All have a marble top with a raised edge resembling a tray. A formal exercise is created through the combination of different materials, the contrast between the hardness of marble, soft design and minimal details giving the illusion of imperceptible movements of form.
Design On Stage
The Collection 2019
Barber & Osgerby
Barber + Osgerby is a design studio in London, established by designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in 1996. Known for their work in furniture, lighting, and product design, Barber and Osgerby are both Royal Designers for Industry (RDI), and many of their award winning pieces are placed as part of permanent collections in museums in both the United States and Great Britain. In addition to their industrial design studio, Barber and Osgerby founded an architecture and interior design studio, Universal Design Studio; as well as MAP, a consultant firm for industrial design strategy. Some of their early work started with folding and shaping sheet metal. Notable industrial design pieces include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Torch; as well as the Tip Ton chair they designed in 2011 for Vitra.