Suitcase industrial design and colour work / Rimowa

Halo lamp / Hermès

On & On seating family / Emeco

Soft Work system / Vitra

One by One exhibition / Josée Bienvenu Gallery

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

Bellhop lamp / Flos

Designers of the Year Installation / Maison et Objet

Lanterne Marine vase / Venini

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

Lane tile / Mutina

Bottle table / Cappellini

Axor One shower control unit / Hansgrohe

Stencil screen / Cappellini

Sofa collection / Knoll

Saturn stool / Classicon

Aes table / Hermès

Wood table and bench / Vitra

Watering Can / Wallpaper*

Collector cabinet / Glas Italia

Barber Osgerby studio

Hula stool / Cappellini

Pilot table / Cappellini

Soft Work system / Vitra

Smalto table / Knoll

Portsmouth bench / Isokon Plus

Cidade candelabra / Meta

Port vase / Venini

RIBA desk / Royal Institute of British Architects

Images on a desk at the Barber Osgerby studio

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

Iris table

Year 2008
Manufacturer Established & Sons

The Iris was designed as an edition piece for Established & Sons to show in its London gallery. Edition furniture offers the opportunity to experiment with materials and techniques that cannot be used in volume production, due to cost or time. The studio selected three areas of ongoing interest - colour composition and the industrial processes of anodising and machining metal - to drive the project’s narrative.

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The final form - a faceted ring with no beginning or end - was determined by extensive circular colour studies. Five iterations were produced for the exhibition, each in an edition of 12, the different versions created from between 36 and 60 individually coloured components, with low-iron glass tops preventing alteration of colour on the interior surface.

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Although an industrial process of machining and bolting was used in the design’s construction, the result was a lyrical, seamless, tessellated object, whose name refers to the colour striations of the human eye.

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  • 1. Iris 1300, dimensions 1300 x 1300 x 400mm, Established & Sons, 2008 / © Peer Lindgreen
  • 2. Iris 1300, dimensions 1300 x 1300 x 400mm, Established & Sons, 2008 / © Peer Lindgreen
  • 3. Iris 1200, dimensions 1200 x 1200 x 390mm, Established & Sons, 2008 / © Peer Lindgreen
  • 4. Iris 1200, dimensions 1200 x 1200 x 390mm, Established & Sons, 2008 / © Peer Lindgreen
  • 5. Iris 1200, dimensions 1200 x 1200 x 390mm, Established & Sons, 2008 / © Peer Lindgreen
  • 6. Development sketch, 2007 / © Barber Osgerby Studio
  • 7. Colour study, 2007 / © Barber Osgerby Studio
  • 8. White card model for Iris 1300 with layout of final colour compositions for each table, 2007 / © Barber Osgerby Studio
  • 9. Model of part-assembled Iris 1300, 2008 / © Barber Osgerby Studio
  • 10. Iris 1500, dimensions 1500 x 1500 x 410mm, Established & Sons, 2008 / © Peer Lindgreen
  • 11. Iris 1500, dimensions 1500 x 1500 x 410mm, Established & Sons, 2008 / © Peer Lindgreen
  • 12. Machined aluminium component of Iris 1200, Established & Sons, 2008 / © David Brook
  • 13. Iris 500, Established & Sons, 2008 / © Peer Lindgreen
  • 14. Anodising sections of Iris 1500, 2008 / © David Brook
  • 15. Machined and part-assembled components, Iris 1500 / © Barber Osgerby Studio
  • 16. Iris 600, dimensions 600 x 600 x 680mm, Established & Sons, 2008 / © Peer Lindgreen
  • 17. Iris 600, dimensions 600 x 600 x 680mm, Established & Sons, 2008 / © Peer Lindgreen