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Tab LED Floor Lamp

c. 2011

by Barber & Osgerby
for Flos

Designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in 2011, this is their clever Tab floor lamp. The Tab floor lamp features a disc base, colum­nar support, and pivot­ing hood in die-cast aluminum. The Tab floor lamp’s simple trian­gu­lar folded hood with an upright tab” allows the user to pivot the diffuser in several ways to direct light. The colum­nar cylin­dri­cal stem on the Tab floor lamp flares slightly as it meets the base disc in a fashion remi­nis­cent of Jasper Morrison’s iconic Glo-Ball table and floor lamps.

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby each grad­u­ated from London’s Royal College of Arts with a Masters degree in archi­tec­ture and actu­ally started their collab­o­ra­tion while they were students. The duo has worked across a wide range of disci­plines to create every­thing from furni­ture, light­ing, house­hold prod­ucts, restau­rants, shops, drinks bottles and elec­tronic prod­ucts for major design manu­fac­tur­ers based on several conti­nents. Their work is now found in the perma­nent collec­tions of several museums world­wide includ­ing the Victo­ria and Albert Museum, London; the Metro­pol­i­tan Museum of Art, New York; and the Design Museum, London.

The Tab floor lamp is avail­able in a choice of black, white, dark green and matte blue finish; typi­cally ships within two weeks.

Barber & Osgerby

England

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.

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