“WE HAVE DESIGNED A CONTEMPORARY PIECE THAT HONOURS BOTH ROYAL DOULTON'S HISTORY AND ITS EXCITING FUTURE, A SIMPLE FORM WITH CONTRASTING FINISHES”
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded Barber & Osgerby design studio after meeting at art school. They have worked on a wide range of design projects including the 2012 Olympic torch and a permanent gallery at the Science Museum. Their work is held in permanent collections around the world including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Barber & Osgerby have chosen to celebrate 200 years of Royal Doulton by creating the ‘Pipe Vase’. They have drawn inspiration from the shape of the salt-glazed stoneware pipes that were significant products to be manufactured in Royal Doulton’s earliest days.
Henry Doulton was a pioneer of his day, ingeniously identifying the demand for modern ceramic drainage systems – a move that secured the future of the Doulton & Company business and his place in history. To this day, many of the glazed stoneware pipes that lie beneath the streets of London and in major cities worldwide were manufactured at Doulton’s Lambeth factory in the early nineteenth century.
Crafted in matt black stoneware with a gloss glaze interior the vase is as practical as it is beautiful. Perfect for even the largest of bouquets, or as a stand alone statement piece, the vase is set to be a design classic.