Tab table lamp was designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in 2007. The LED table version features a disc base, columnar support, and pivoting hood in die-cast aluminum. The Tab lamp’s simple triangular folded hood with an upright “tab” allows the user to pivot the diffuser in several ways to direct light. Tab’s columnar cylindrical stem 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 45 degree rotatable head is available in the white finish while the new edition 90 degree rotatable head is available in green, black, and matte blue.
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.
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