Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

Interaction Design

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Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

About Barber & Osgerby

"We create archetypes for everyday objects, in order to gain a new perspective on familiar things." The London design studio focuses on Interaction Design, where the product design is determined by how the user interacts with the object.

Axor deliberately chose Barber & Osgerby as a design partner for its ShowerProgramme. With their philosophy of interactive usage, they were able to design a unique shower module that is intuitive to operate.

This philosophy has created product design for renowned clients from the furniture sector, not to mention shop/event concepts and hotel architecture. The interaction designers also apply this approach to public commissions such as the 2012 Olympic Torch or the two-pound coin for the British Royal Mint, as a matter of course.

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, both born in 1969, studied interior design and product design respectively, and got to know each other while studying for a Master's degree in architecture at the London Royal College of Art. In 1996 they opened their joint studio in the design centre of London, and in 2001 they founded the Universal Design Studio for interior design, as well as MAP, a consultancy with a strategy-based approach to developing design.

In collaboration with Axor, Barber & Osgerby first developed design ideas for the modern shower, which celebrated their premiere at the London Design Festival in 2015.

BMW/Victoria and Albert Museum

Double Space

Monumental installation for the London Design Festival 2014

Art installation at the museum
Round table with 2 stand areas

B&B Italia


Looks like a stone from a typical Japanese garden


Tip Ton

Interaction Design: rocks via movement rather than mechanics

Chair with tilt feet
Glass lamp in maritime style


Lanterne Marine

Reinterpretation of maritime lamps

Side table


In 1997 Barber & Osgerby made their mark on the furniture sector with this table

Flat wooden table

Shower range

Axor One: All-in-one

Bathroom with a spacious shower area
Shower wall with manual shower and thermostat module

Axor One is a masterpiece of intuitive operation – it combines the control of multiple showers, not to mention the temperature and volume of water, in one minimalist element. Showering convenience plus a sense of lavish spaciousness, all in one product.

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