db: where do you work on your designs and projects?
b: the actual start of the design is probably almost always
out of the studio. we travel a lot, working with companies in
different countries. it seems that when we travel, it's the best time
to work, because you're away from all the other chaos
and business side of the studio, so your mind seems freer.
quite often we'll sketch on a train, or if we're on the airplane.
that just seems to be the best time.
o: certainly that's where the concepts tend to come from.
then in the studio, there is the progression and development
of the ideas. and then obviously, so much is done with the
manufacturers themselves in italy, or in germany or wherever.
that's sort of the exploring part. but the ideas come from being
away and opening your mind.
designboom interview with edward barber and jay osgerby