Suitcase industrial design and colour work / Rimowa

Halo lamp / Hermès

On & On seating family / Emeco

Olympic torch 2012 / LOCOG

Soft Work system / Vitra

Piton side table and stool / Knoll

Brea furniture family / Dedon

One by One exhibition / Josée Bienvenu Gallery

Double Space at the V&A / BMW

Designers of the Year Installation / Maison et Objet

Lanterne Marine vase / Venini

Bottle table / Cappellini

Puzzle tile / Mutina

Ballot chair / Isokon Plus

Iris table / Established & Sons

Sony exhibition at Salone del Mobile / Sony

Tibbo furniture family / Dedon

Poppins umbrella stand / Magis

Pilot chair / Knoll

Hotaru paper lantern family / Ozeki & Co Ltd

Olympic torch 2012 / LOCOG

Tip Ton chair / Vitra

Tab lamp / Flos

Saturn coat stand / ClassiCon

Bellhop lamp / Flos

On & On seating family / Emeco

Zero-In table / Established & Sons

Triptych Guest of Honour Installation / Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair

Tip Ton chair / Vitra

Flight stool / Isokon Plus

Sofa collection / Knoll

Lane tile / Mutina

Soft Work system / Vitra

One by One exhibition / Josée Bienvenu Gallery

Bellhop lamp / Flos

Axor One shower control unit / Hansgrohe

Saturn stool / Classicon

Wood table and bench / Vitra

Collector cabinet / Glas Italia

Watering Can / Wallpaper*

Barber Osgerby studio

Hula stool / Cappellini

Pilot table / Cappellini

Soft Work system / Vitra

Stencil screen / Cappellini

Smalto table / Knoll

Port vase / Venini

Portsmouth bench / Isokon Plus

Cidade candelabra / Meta

Aes table / Hermès

Images on a desk at the Barber Osgerby studio

RIBA desk / Royal Institute of British Architects

Birds on a Wire hanging system / Magis

£2 coin / The Royal Mint

Clothes hanger / Levis

Home Grown rug / The Rug Company

Pilot chair / Knoll

Barber Osgerby studio

Hakone table and bench

Barber Osgerby, Projects book / Phaidon

Stella McCartney tile / Cappellini

Olio tableware collection / Royal Doulton

Halo and Hécate lamps / Hermès

Barber Osgerby stamped logo

Planophore bookcase and room divider / Vitra

Primavera tile / Mutina

Shell table and chair / Isokon Plus

Fluke sculpture / London Design Festival

Map table / Vitra

Mariposa Club sofa and armchair

Syke fabric / Bute Fabrics

Portfolio box / Toluca Editions

Pantone stool / Isokon Plus

Tobi-Ishi table family / B&B Italia

Pacific chair / Vitra

Loop table / Isokon Plus

Bell lamp / Louis Vuitton

Retail facade LA, H&M

Carbon fibre table / Private Commission

Lunar home accessories / Authentics

Loop desk / Cappellini

Forecast installation / London Design Biennale

De La Warr Pavilion chair / Established & Sons

Marker, plus twenty exhibition / Twentytwentyone

Paris shelves and room divider / ClassiCon

In the Barber Osgerby studio

Four Leaves coat stand / Magis

Ecco mirror / Glas Italia

Ipsei bottle / Coca-Cola

Home table / Isokon Plus

Hexagon tile - prototype / Established & Sons

Bodleian Libraries chair / Isokon Plus

Ascent exhibition / Haunch of Venison

Zeb stool / Vitra

Barber Osgerby studio, London

Mobile phone - prototype / Panasonic

Mews tile / Mutina

In the Making / Design Museum

Prototypes in card, foam and plaster, 2010

Nova pendant light / Swarovski

Delta table / Established & Sons

Mariposa sofa / Vitra

The Jerwood exhibition / The Jerwood Applied Art prize for Design

Loop chaise longue / Cappellini

Western Facade bench / London Design Festival

Filo sofa / Private Commission

Button table / B&B Italia

Bodleian Libraries chair

Year 2014
Manufacturer Isokon Plus

First opened to Oxford scholars in 1602, the Bodleian Library was expanded in the 1930s with the addition of a new building designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. In 2014 Scott's New Bodleian was remodelled by Wilkinson Eyre Architects to create a state-of-the-art facility, with increased storage, enhanced public access, improved provision for readers and a specially commissioned chair from Barber Osgerby.

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The earlier Tip Ton chair (2011) provided the idea for a sled base, three uprights connect to the armrest and backrest – the rear-facing upright referencing the spine of a book. The circular seat is mirrored by the arms and base. Tip Ton research into the physiology of sitting and studying inspired the chair’s tipping function, allowing the reader to move effortlessly back and forth between desk, notebook and laptop.

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The Bodleian Libraries Chair is now in the permanent collection of the V&A.

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  • 1. Bodleian Libraries chair, oak, leather, Isokon Plus, 2014 / © György Kórössy
  • 2. Bodleian Libraries chair, oak, leather, Isokon Plus, 2014 / © György Kórössy
  • 3. Isokon Plus workshop, London, 2014 / © Barber Osgerby Studio
  • 4. Jay Osgerby, Isokon Plus workshop, London, 2014 / © Barber Osgerby Studio
  • 5. Bodleian Libraries chair, oak, leather, Isokon Plus, 2014 / © David Brook
  • 6. Bodleian Libraries chair, oak, leather, Isokon Plus, 2014 / © David Brook
  • 7. Bodleian Libraries chair at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford / © David Brook