The secret life of cricket bats, felt hats, shoes, boots, marbles, light bulbs, whistles, pencils, coins, horns, lenses and Olympic torches are given centre stage at a new show curated by Jay Barber and Edward Osgerby.

"We have always been fascinated by the making process as it is an integral part of our work. 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!"

In The Making was curated for the Design Museum by the London-based designers and includes more than 20 objects mid-manufacture, putting the unfinished object centre stage to demonstrate how things are made and how the often unseen process inspires them. 

From the £2 coin to a cricket bat, a surprisingly diverse range of objects have been chosen by founders of Barber Osgerby, internationally recognised for their designs for B&B ItaliaTobi-Ishi table – and VitraTip Ton chair – as well as a string of award winning projects including the 2012 London Olympic Torch.

Revealing the intriguing beauty they see in the process of making things, In The Making promises to give the general public not only an insight into the secret life of objects but also a deeper understanding of the many people involved in the design process.

In The Making opens at the Design Museum in London on January 30 and closes 4 May, 2014.

To view designs by Barber Osgerby, visit the Space Furniture Australia website.