01 product description
As the designers of the 2012 Olympic torch, they have already had their creations collected in an important monograph. Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby debut for B&B Italia with Tobi-Ishi, a round table that was based on a theme commissioned by the company to complete the tables range. The fascinating result required a complex study of formal and static equilibriums. Its inspiration from the East is clear even in the name, which refers to the ornamental stones used in traditional Japanese gardens. The British duo was influenced by the compositional balance of these striking and elegant green spaces. The form of the table, which is distinguished by the cantilever top and bases that look different depending on the perspective, allude to those smooth stones. With unexpected materials, it blends technology and handicraft. After considerable experimentation aimed at creating a fashionable granite look, today the table bases have cores in Baydur ® (structural polyurethane foam) and a wooden top. All the parts have been treated with cement grout to create a sort of superficial leather that recalls a history of high-tech craftsmanship.
The new versions in white (Carrara) and black (Marquinia) marble enhance the collection, further accentuating the simple yet refined design of the table.
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04 Articles about B&B Italia, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Twelve dreams under the big blue sky
Lounging and dreaming in the big outdoors, preferably on huge sofas and comfy daybeds, into which we lightly sink and forget the everyday rat race.› To the article
18 million coins for the Underground
In 2012, Edward Barber uand Jay Osgerby caused quite a stir with their design for the Olympic torch. This year the two architects are placing a renewed emphasis on furniture design. Uta Abendroth met with one half of the duo, Jay Osgerby, in Milan, where their sofas, tables and stool premiered at Knoll.› To the article
We’re always moving
Why should someone design a tilting chair like “Tip Ton”? Nina Reetzke asked Edward Barber about his personal viewpoint on statics and dynamics.› To the article