Barber & Osgerby's Design Admires Traditional Japanese Techniques

By: Riley von Niessen - Oct 3, 2016
References: barberosgerby & dezeen
Barber & Osgerby, a design studio that was founded by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and based in London, considered Japanese craftsmanship for one of its more recent releases that was debuted during 2016's London Design Festival.

The table is made from just three piece of European oak wood, which was artfully curved to create a unique yet highly minimalist appearance. With this, the table has a slightly different look from every angle, given that the profile constantly changes with the curves.

Barber & Osgerby explained the design of the table, which it titled 'Hakone,' by saying "Inspired by Japanese carpentry we've seen on our travels in Japan, Hakone is constructed from generously proportioned and tactile forms which combine to make a highly functional table."