Max Lamb

Pewter Stool,
Max Lamb, 2006.
Photo: Nick Moss

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Pewter Stool,
Max Lamb, 2006.
Photo: Nick Moss


Max Lamb /


Max Lamb's work is informed by his respect for materials, extensive knowledge of manufacturing techniques, and skill as a maker. He is interested in exploring and re-contextualising both traditional and unconventional materials and processes, and blends these to create furniture and products that possess a visual simplicity. Honesty to material and celebration of process are key to Lamb's intent: "I'm a craftsman who is passionate about raw materials and the way that as a designer and maker I can interact with them in a physical, tangible way".

A native of Cornwall, Lamb has engaged with objects and the physical landscape from a young age, ultimately leading to an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, London. He subsequently founded his workshop-based design practice in 2008, and teaches on the Industrial Design course at ƒCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne.
www.maxlamb.org


Brent Dzekciorius on Pewter Stool "Lamb is one of the most internationally celebrated young designers today and the Pewter Stool on view earned him early recognition as a recipient of the 2007 Design Miami Designer of the Future Award. Lamb displays a peerless curiosity in materials and a firm understanding of traditional processes. Pewter Stool adapts a primitive form of sand casting with a modernist's approach. Each relief is carved into beach sand and filled with molten pewter. The contrasting textures of the rough sand and silky metal are left to coexist in celebration of the inherent imperfections of material and process."

Michael Marriott on Pewter Stool "This stool is determined by the requirements of cutting a mould directly into sand on a beach, ready to accept molten pewter. What interests me about this piece is that despite the soft, precise tooling, the finished object looks almost like something you might find in a museum of ethnography i.e. an ancient Mesoamerican culture, not 21st century Europe."

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Pewter Stool - Max Lamb
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2006, 4'