Map Table is a universal table system for situations requiring flexible configurations and optimal utilisation of space.
Through their experience with the architectural design and development of training and conference venues, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby came to recognise the need for a new, simple table system. Modern, communication-based methods of presentation and learning require adaptable table configurations. Team meetings and workshops are generally conducted at smaller clusters of tables, while open discussions are suited to circular groupings and conventional presentations call for layouts oriented to the speaker. The Map Table system is designed to satisfy these varying demands. The tables are quickly and easily rearranged and can be stacked if necessary.With its low-key functional aesthetic, Map Table is also well suited for use as a desk in home offices, which are rapidly gaining in importance in todays digital working world.
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Edward Barber, born in Shrewsbury in 1969, and Jay Osgerby, born in Oxford in 1969, studied architecture and interior design as fellow students at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1996, they founded their own studio for design and architecture under the name Barber & Osgerby. Since that time, their collaborative work has probed the interface between industrial design, furniture design and architecture.