Edward Barber (1969-) and Jay Osgerby (1969-) are the founders of the Barber Osgerby studio, one of the most important names in contemporary British design. They met while studying at the Royal College of Art in London and shared their entire career together, which began in 1996 with the creation of a table for the famous London brand Isokon. Their style, of a refined minimalism often tempered by soft curved lines, was soon noticed by the most fruitful talent scout in the world of international design, Giulio Cappellini. Their creations for Cappellini will open the doors of great Italian and international industry to them, with collaborations with brands such as B&B Italia, Vitra, AXOR, Dedon and many others. Their prominent position in the world of British design is evidenced by the most important public project assigned to them: the Olympic Torch for the London 2012 Games. Their creations are part of the collections of important museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the MoMA in New York and the Art Institute in Chicago.