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
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.
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