As of this week, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have been named the Maison & Objet Designers of the Year, an auspicious start to 2013 for the London design duo. In addition to exhibiting several previously-seen projects, they unveiled the new Tobi Ishi table for B&B Italia in Paris last week, shown alongside the Tip Ton chair for Vitra and Ascent collection for Haunch of Venison—which we saw at last year's felicitously-titled Designs of the Year 2012 exhibition—as well as the Western Façade bench for Established & Sons and the Bell Lamp for Louis Vuitton.
Barber & Osgerby are also pleased to announce that the £2 coin that they designed for the Royal Mint—commissioned on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the London Underground this year—has just gone into circulation.
And lest we forget, Barber & Osgerby also designed the Olympic torch for last year's Summer Games, as they explain in the short video interview below (they also explain the backstory and meaning of "Tobi Ishi").
Lastly, here's a mesmerizing stop-motion promo for the "Tip Ton" chair, their first collaboration with Vitra: