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In the Making at the Design Museum

Date Posted: 30/11/2013

Running from 22nd January to 4th May at the Design Museum in London, In the Making captures over 20 objects mid-manufacture, putting the aesthetic of the unfinished centre stage.

Varying from the £2 coin to a cricket bat, a surprising range of objects have been chosen by British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, founders of the design studio Barber & Osgerby, to be exhibited in an unfinished state, celebrating the production process.

The objects have been selected because they each have an unexpected quality about them in those moments, hours or days before they assume their final, recognisable form.

The show gives a glimpse of the designers’ ongoing dialogue with manufacturing that is distinctive to their practice.

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby said: ‘We have always been fascinated by the making process as it is an integral part of our work.

“We have curated an exhibition that will provide a platform to capture and reveal a frozen moment in the manufacturing process and unveils an everyday object in its unfinished state. Often the object is as beautiful, if not more so, than the finished product.”

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Pictured: Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby (Photo credit: Alisa Connan).

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