Smalto Table Collection by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby continued their collaboration with American furniture manufacturer Knoll with the launch of the Smalto table collection during Salone del Mobile 2019. Made entirely of enamelled steel, the design process was an exercise in purity simplicity for the studio and the result is an exceptionally durable collection of three tables that both
contemporary and classic.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their East London studio in 1996, after studying architecture together at the Royal College of Art. Their approach is characterised by its emphasis on
experimentation and innovation and an exploratory attitude to materiality and colour. From these areas of focus emerge solutions that reflect the close relationship of their work with industrial processes and new technologies, but also its affinities with fine art.