Barber Osgerby: Projects
Barber Osgerby, Projects documents a body of work spanning more than two decades. The monograph is divided thematically into three sections. The first, Folded Structures, includes many of the early works, which developed from experiments using architectural model-making materials such as paper, card and balsa wood. The second part, Frameworks, focuses on projects that can be defined by their lightweight construction. The final category, Volumes, features a collection of pieces whose forms were created through shaping and sculpting.
Six essays explore the narratives of six landmark projects, the texts for these case studies originating in conversations with friends, peers, colleagues and collaborators, including the chairman emeritus of Vitra, Rolf Fehlbaum, the Keeper of the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department at the V&A, Christopher Wilk and Dr Paul Thompson, rector of the Royal College of Art, London.