Max Lamb

by 11 marzo 2012

Hace ya un par de años me enamoré del Hexagonal Pewter Stool y al querer recordarlo de nuevo y compartirlo con vosotros, veo que el chico que hace estas maravillas es un loco de “Yo hago de toooodo! Y bien“. Tanto funde plomo en un molde hecho en la arena de la playa, como parte a hachazos un tronco y te monta un taburete, como va a China a por una enorme piedra maciza y te hace una bonita mesa mezclando rugosidad con pulidísimo en su textura. Admiración total.

Hexagonal Pewter Stool

Inspired by a childhood spent on the beaches of Cornwall building castles, boats and tunnels in the sand, I decided to return to my favourite beach at Caerhays on the south coast of Cornwall to produce a stool using a primitive form of sand-casting. Molten pewter was poured into a sand mould sculpted directly into the beach by hand, and once cooled the sand was dug away to reveal a pewter stool.

Pewter Desk

HBTV: Modern Day Artisans – Max Lamb

Continuing our Modern Day Artisans series highlighting craftsmen revered by many for their authenticity and specialized skills, HBTV showcases the talents of English furniture/product designer Max Lamb, as he grants us access to his London workshop. Taking us through the process of creating a swivel oak table, Lamb touches on his initial fascination and appreciation for furniture, as well as the benefit of handmade over machine-made. Max Lamb’s work can be found here with a few items currently up for sale.

Director: Chris Read

Concrete Stools – Solids of Revolution

Max Lamb
Design Miami/Basel 2008

Solids of Revolution

Solids of Revolution are two collections of stools in concrete and wool felt formed using rotational cutting processes. Two inherently disparate materials unified by property and by process. Hard, heavy concrete becomes lightweight and malleable. Soft, supple wool becomes rigid and strong. The convergence of two polar opposites at a state of physical property where the same processes apply.

Both collections are made from preformed objects designed for industrial applications, offering primary function to otherwise secondary articles. The humble concrete block used to build family dwellings and architectural monoliths, and discs of pressed wool felt that are mounted onto a rotational spindle for use in the metal, glass and stone polishing industry.

Solid of Revolution describes a solid object obtained by rotating a plane profile around an axis, an expression that simulates both the process of turning on a lathe and the rotational aspect of a felt polishing disc.

Concrete Stools.

Autoclaved Cellular Concrete is a foamed concrete containing a high volume of air in a cell-like structure. The material is five times lighter than concrete, highly insulating and easily machined making it perfect for turning on a lathe.
Concrete Stools are turned from a complete palette of 18 autoclaved cellular concrete blocks 32 x 32 x 62cm in size. These blocks present perfect dimensions for a seat surface and sitting height and can be mounted onto a lathe and formed using traditional wood-turning tools. Every stool is unique and none were predetermined. Each stool a consequence of that preceding it.

By Max Lamb

Max Lamb: inspired by the Cast Courts

“This fascinating short film follows up-and-coming furniture designer Max Lamb as he wrestles with the challenge of creating a special piece of furniture commissioned to mark the launch of the London Design Festival. Filmed over the summer of 2010, the film observes Max as he designs and makes a piece whose final display setting will be HSBC Private Bank’s building in St James’s.

The film follows the complicated process of translating Max’s concept for a seat made of cast plaster through its conception, preparation, manufacture and installation in the V&A Cast Courts for the launch of the London Design Festival in late September”

taken from the V&A Museum Online Channel

PRODUCER: David Redhead

Max Lamb
5 Fountayne Road
Unit 11
London N15 4QL