Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their eponymous studio in 1996 after graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London. Both Honorary Doctors of Arts, they have exhibited widely and won many accolades, amongst them the prestigious Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts in September 2004, they were made Royal Designers for Industry in 2007 and were awarded the London Design Medal in 2015. The first monograph of the work of Barber and Osgerby was published in May 2011 by Rizzoli in New York. Shortly before, the designers were commissioned by The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) to design the London 2012 Olympic Torch. In 2013 they were awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE).