Frieze London 2018 - Max Lamb
Max Lamb
October 2018

Max Lamb’s new Aluminum Thermal Spray Series, exclusive to Salon 94 Design, are presented in London for the first time. 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 Thermal Spray Chair, 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 in copper, bronze and aluminum, in various 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.