- Year / 2000
- Manufacturer / Isokon Plus
The Home table was Barber & Osgerby’s first project using solid wood, in this case European oak. At the time both Edward and Jay needed a good dining table for their homes; and so in essence were their own clients. Recollecting childhood memories they recognised how family life revolves around the kitchen table and how it is used for a million things: preparing and eating food, playing games, reading newspapers or doing homework, late night conversations or morning coffee. It should therefore be an object that sits almost anonymously, unfettered by design, and ages happily with years of use, embedded with the history of family life. To achieve this, the surface of the table is left as unfinished oak, so that the traces of use are layered, making it a domestic palimpsest.