Feb 15, 2022 / Lighting
Signals by Barber and Osgerby

Signals is a minimal collection of lights created by London-based studio Barber and Osgerby for Galerie kreo. Signals is a new solo show at Galerie kreo, a collection of lights that extends Barber and Osgerby’s interest in the cone form, encompassing a series of floor, wall, and pendant lamps. It marks the studio’s first solo show with Galerie kreo, which began working with Barber and Osgerby in 2016 — a partnership that has, to date, created work including the Hakone family of furniture, whose precise joinery was inspired by Japanese Torii. Signals is the first lighting collection developed by Barber and Osgerby for kreo, with each lamp in the collection created using two principle materials, two pure shapes, and two different forms of making. “There are fragments from many different parts of our past work that have come into creating these objects,” says Osgerby. “Color compositions, making techniques, and familiar forms. Each light acts as a signal for these ideas,” adds Barber.

Photography by Eva Herzog & Alexandra de Cossette