The first version was a limited edition of twelve 1200 x 1200mm tables made from aluminium sheet. This was formed by hand in 16 sections and welded together to create the inner and outer walls of the table.

The welded joints were then polished and worked by hand until they were invisible. The table was finally polished until the whole piece had a faultless mirror-reflective surface. The edition was made by British craftsmen who normally hand-make replacement body panels for vintage Aston Martin cars. A further metal prototype was made and finished in orange automotive paint.

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Barber & Osgerby’s work is held in permanent museum collections around the world including London’s V&A Museum and Design Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2007 they were awarded Royal Designers for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts and in 2013 the duo were each awarded an OBE for their services to the design industry. Both hold honorary doctorates of art and lecture internationally. A definitive monograph of their work to date, titled Projects, has just been published.

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