An island near Holy Island, Wales

Trearddur Bay, Wales

“We value moments of quiet, preferably near the sea where we can think clearly.”
Edward Barber, Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s Place of Memory is far away from the city: a cottage in Trearddur Bay on the west coast of Holy Island in Wales. The small Victorian stone dwelling looks majestically out over the stormy Irish Sea. When they were studying at the Royal College of Art, they retreated to the cottage together to develop and illustrate their ideas. Lost in concentration for hours, often they covered the entire floor with sketches. What fascinates them about this place is the continuously changing weather and tides, and above all, the sense of calm. At one moment it’s raining, but suddenly the coast is bathed in the most beautiful light. This contrast provided them with a sustainable source of inspiration for their creativity.
The Designduo Barber & Osgerby, known and awarded for interactive design.
Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their design and architecture studio in London in 1996.
​​​​​​​They have been working with AXOR since 2013.