The firm quietly shaping how we live, work, shop and eat. Founded in 2001 by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby this groundbreaking architecture practice has done a lot in two decades
On one of the opening pages of the new book, Inside Out (Phaidon), marking the 20th anniversary of the London-based architectural practice Universal Design Studio (UDS), there’s a comprehensive list of every person who has contributed to the practice during its two decades.
It’s over 240 people.
Therein lies the beating heart of how this studio, founded by the award-winning British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, functions. It’s about the multiple thinkers who’ve contributed to the diverse range of projects, which include retail spaces for Stella McCartney and Mulberry, hospitality ventures such as the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch and a cocktail bar for Fortnum & Mason, exhibition design for the V&A Museum and Frieze Art Fair as well as workspaces for IMB and Jimmy Choo.
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