Max Lamb

b. 1980

Born in St Austell, United Kingdom, 1980

I can work with it with speed and spontaneity, and this speed is embodied by the final pieces. The shapes and the textures are weird; sometimes they’re ‘wrong’. And once all these bits of carved and hewn pieces of polystyrene are assembled and composed into furniture, they remain fragile. — Max Lamb

Work

Exhibitions

07.10–07.11.2020
60 Chairs
Online

Max Lamb

10.25–11.02.2019
Special Delivery
Salon 94 89th Street

Max Lamb

05.03–06.09.2017
Group Show
Lever House

MIDTOWN

11.09–12.03.2017
Boulders
Salon 94 94th Street

Max Lamb

Biography

Max Lamb designs sophisticated and personal bodies of work particular to material, location, and tradition. His series unfold intimate stories from conception, creation, and to completion. He has carved stone from China to Italy, and Vermont, and cast bronze from polystyrene molds. Each chair, bench, table and vase is unique and can be outdoors.

Max Lamb was born in St. Austell, Cornwall, England, in 1980. He lives and works in London, United Kingdom. He is presently on a residency at The Wornick Distinguished Visiting Professor of Wood Arts within the Furniture Program of California College of the Arts in San Francisco. His work has been widely exhibited at galleries and institutions both in Europe and the US. His work was included in the Design Triennial Beauty at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York in 2016. In 2017, Salon 94 Design featured his thermal spray work at Design Miami/Basel. His work was also prominently present in Midtown. a group show at Lever House in New Yokr. In 2018, he had a solo show, Exercises in Seating at the Art Institute of Chicago. His presentations have been featured in numerous design magazines. He currently designed the interior of the Acne flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York and on Geary Street in San Francisco.

Press

09.14.2019
London designer Max Lamb takes a shine to the Japanese art of lacquerware
Jens H Jensen

Wallpaper

11.21.2017
Rock on: Max Lamb draws inspiration from the Alps for his latest project
Olivia Martin

Wallpaper

11.10.2017
Max Lamb Debuts a New Take on Stone at Salon 94 Design
Brook Mason

Architectural Digest

11.09.2017
Max Lamb Sculpts Stone 'Boulder' Seats Using Granite Sourced From Northern Italy
Philip Stevens

designboom

03.16.2016
The Furniture Designer Max Lamb Is at Home with Honest Materials
Maura Egan

The New York Times

09.08.2015
AD Innovator: Max Lamb
Natalia Rachlin

Architectural Digest