Held at the Design Museum in London and curated by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, ‘In the Making’ is an exhibition with a focus on the aesthetic of ‘unfinished’ as it displays over 20 objects at the mid-manufacture stage.

British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, founders of the design studio Barber & Osgerby, have selected the surprising range of pieces – from a tennis balls to banknotes and even diamonds – to be displayed in their unfinished state in order to expose the beauty of the production process itself.

“We have always been fascinated by the making process as it is an integral part of our work,” stated Barber and Osgerby. “We have curated an exhibition that will provide a platform to capture and reveal a frozen moment in the manufacturing process and unveils an everyday object in its unfinished state. Often the object is as beautiful, if not more so, than the finished product!”

Each object selected exhibits an unexpected quality in the moments, hours or days of production, prior to taking on its completed, recognisable form. Displaying these moments in the production process illustrates a strange and unconventional slice of time and the manufacture of everyday items, such as the cricket bat to the £2 coin.

These pieces, captured mid-construction, give the viewer insight into the design-thinking process, particularly from the mindset of these highly acclaimed designers, Barber and Osgerby, who designed the London 2012 Olympic Touch, which went on to be awarded the Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2012.

The exhibition runs from 22 January to 4 May at the Design Museum, Shad Thames in London, open from 10 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. daily, and admission is £12.40 for adults. See the Design Museum for more information.

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