Expo Chicago 2018 - Max Lamb
Max Lamb
September 27th - September 30th, 2018

Max Lamb

Expo Chicago 2018

September 27th - 30th

Max Lamb designs sophisticated and personal bodies of work particular to material, location, and tradition. His series unfold intimate stories from conceptions, 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 many can live outdoors.

Max Lamb’s Thermal Spray Series, exclusive to Salon 94 Design, demonstrate his hands-on approach. His motto, “Let’s just make it instead of drawing it,” is visible in these hand cut polystyrene forms that are sprayed with a bronze, copper or aluminum coating. After the first one, featured at the 11th International Festival of Design at the Villa Noailles, Hyères, France, a series was commissioned for Acne Studios’s flagship stores in New York and San Francisco. The Thermal Spray Series can be commissioned, and includes all sorts of objects: planters, vases, shelving units, tables, and chairs.

In 2018 the Art Institute of Chicago selected Max Lamb as their designer for the inaugural exhibition, Max Lamb: Exercises in Seating, of the Franke/Herro Design Series, where curator Zoe Ryan highlights the work of important emerging talent. In 2016, Max’s work was included in the Design Triennial Beauty at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. His work has been widely exhibited at galleries and institutions both in Europe and the US, including Salon 94 Design.

His presentations have been featured in numerous design magazines. He designed the interior of the Acne flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York and on Geary Street in San Francisco. Max Lamb was born in St. Austell, Cornwall, England, in 1980. He lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

For more information, please contact Maxime Van Melkebeke at maxime@salon94design.com