Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby founded their eponymous studio in 1996 after graduating from the Royal College of Art in London.In 2012 they were commissioned for the London Olympic Torch, and have also done previous projects for the Royal Mint. They are currently working with leading global manufacturers including Knoll, Vitra, B&B Italia, Cappellini, Venini, and Flos. Their work is held in permanent museum collections around the world including the V&A and Design Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2001 Barber & Osgerby established the architecture and interior design practice Universal Design Studio, and in 2012 they founded Map, specialising in research and strategy-led design. In 2007 they were awarded Royal Designers for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts and in 2013 the designers were each awarded an OBE for their services to the design industry.