- Designer:Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
- Production:Made to Order
- Customizable Finish:N/A
- Customizable Size:N/A
- Customizable Upholstery:N/A
The ClassiCon brand stands for quality, individuality and a timeless aesthetic—regardless of passing fashions. More important than the degree of fame achieved by the designer is a demonstrated fascination with new formal concepts. This focus helps ClassiCon to continually discover exciting young designers. In the case of Konstantin Grcic, this has resulted in a longstanding collaboration, which the Munich designer took advantage of right from the start by including references to the iconic Eileen Gray in his Orcus secretary. ClassiCon produces and sells the Eileen Gray Collection as worldwide licensee of Aram Designs Ltd, London. In the early 1970s, Eileen Gray began to collaborate with Zeev Aram to develop her furniture and lamps for series production. In 1973 Eileen Gray signed a Worldwide contract with Aram Designs, London, to bring her designs into production for the first time. The ClassiCon signature provides a guarantee that only high-grade materials and methods are used in production – meeting all ecological requirements – and that every piece of furniture has passed strict quality control. Their logo offers the assurance that each limited edition is an authentic replica of the original, made with the consent of the rights holders.
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Both born in 1969, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby studied together at the Royal College of Art in London and established Barber Osgerby in 1996.
In 1998 the “Loop table”, their first piece, was shown by Cappellini in Milan. Featured widely the table is now in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the V&A in London, along with their “Flight Stool” and most recent addition, a landmark commission for one of Britain’s modernist masterpieces – The De La Warr Pavilion. The De La Warr Pavilion chair, designed for both inside and outside the Pavilion, was launched to critical acclaim in Milan 2006.
In addition to product design, the pair has been involved in conceptual projects for companies such as Abet Laminati. In 2005 Barber Osgerby teamed upwith Corian and Pantone to design the bar at the ICFF in New York.
Barber Osgerby has been developing collections of distinctive designs for leading manufacturers such as Magis, Authentics, ClassiCon, Isokon Plus, Stella McCartney, Established & Sons and Flos.
Among the many prestigious accolades won by Barber Osgerby there is to named especially the nomination for the Compasso d’Oro in 2004 or the award as best Furniture Designers of the year in 2005 by the Blueprint magazine.