Mutina + Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Puzzle stands for the infinity of possible combinations and a total freedom in its disposition: a real unique piece that changes with its elements through horizontal or vertical positioning, through floors or walls, and geometric or abstract shapes. Giving the chance of design graphic flooring matched with a block colour façade and vice-versa; creating a gradation of colours that starts out as a block colour on the floor and blends into graphic patterns up the wall using the skirting board to change into a façade; or even designing a floor where the Edge elements are organized into actual geometric forms that gradually disperse randomly.
Three types of elements combined together: floors and walls are displayed within Patterns or Edge elements, building skirting boards, frames or other lines in between spaces, put in relationship thanks to multiple coordinated block colours.
About Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, founders of the London studio that takes their names, joined the Mutina team in 2013 with the Mews collection. They renovated their collaboration with Puzzle and Mistral collections in 2016.Barber and Osgerby opened their London studio in 1996, having graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. Their multidisciplinary approach pushed the boundaries of industrial design, architecture and art. Their work includes collections for Knoll, Vitra, B & B Italia, Cappellini, Venini and Flos, limited edition pieces and commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch and the £2 coin designed for the Royal Mint. The first extensive monograph on the pair was published by Rizzoli New York in 2011. They are both Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) and Honorary Doctors of Art. Their work is included in the permanent collections of museums around the world, such as the V&A and Design Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Chicago’s Art Institute.