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Max Lamb: Exercises in Seating

Chicago, Illinois

We’re pleased to congratulate our friend and collaborator Max Lamb on his first monographic museum show, now open at the Art Institute of Chicago.  For the Exhibition, curator Zoë Ryan selected 20 seating pieces from Lamb’s oeuvre of over 400 unique seats. Highlights include the Campania Chair and Forge Chair, a new steel chair made in collaboration with a local steel mill and commissioned specially by the Art Institute of Chicago. A careful look at the techniques and materials involved in making each of these exceptional pieces gives visitors a glimpse into Lamb’s deep interest in both process and material—each of which are as dear to the designer as the finished product.

Max Lamb: Exercises in Seating runs through 26 August 2018.

The Last London Salon by Ineke Hans: Furniture & The Future

16 September—24 September 2017

As part of the pop-up programme, curated by Jane Withers for The Brompton Design District, Ineke Hans presents The Last London Salon, the conclusion of her two-year long Salon Projects, investigating new perspectives for design through events and discussions. These projects show an interesting case study of issues and topics that define the status quo of furniture design, design in general and the position of the designer in 2016-17. They also contain interesting facts for the future.

Max Lamb’s Marmoreal chair has been selected as part of this collection of visionary objects, projects and strategies that aim to inspire in future directions for furniture design.

Other designers and writers that participated in the salons include: Nina Tolstrup, Industrial Facility, Frank Kolkman, Opendesk, Pearsonlloyd, Piet Hein Eek, Martino Gamper, Marjan van Aubel, Benjamin Hubert, Michael Marriott, Anne van der Zwaag, John Thackara, Ineke Hans, Richard Vijgen, James Shaw, Isokon and Micaella Pedros. Exhibition design by Paula Arntzen.

Souvenirs: New New York Icons

We’re proud to support Storefront for Art and Architecture in their exhibition, Souvenirs: New New York Icons.

The second iteration of Storefront’s model show, commissions 59+ objects that redefine New York’s iconic imagery. Inspired by each of the city’s Community Districts, more than 59 artists, architects, and designers have reimagined the referential images that constitute the global perception of the city, proposing new understandings of the urban experience. The exhibition design by Mos Architects features unfinished slabs of our Marmoreal black designed by Max Lamb.

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Exhibit Columbus with Formafantasma

Dzek is pleased to be participating in the inaugural Exhibit Columbus exhibition series with Formafantasma.

Exhibit Columbus is an annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community that alternates programming between symposium and exhibition years. With the inaugural symposium having taken place in autumn 2016 and its first exhibition coming this autumn, Exhibit Columbus seeks to celebrate Columbus’ design heritage, while making it relevant to new audiences.

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2017 AD Great Design Awards

Architectural Digest has awarded Dzek a Great Design Award 2017 for the Max Lamb designed, Marmoreal Black. The award is also connected to the magazine’s coverage of great bathroom design and includes the RP Miller designed Marmoreal bathroom which can be seen here in our case studies.

2016 Homes & Gardens Designer Awards

We are extremely pleased that Max Lamb’s Marmoreal Bathroom design has been shortlisted in the Bathroom Designer category of the 2016 Homes & Gardens Designer Awards.

 

2015 Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year Awards

Marmoreal was chosen as a finalist in the Unexpected use of natural materials for interiors category of Interior Design magazine’s 2015 Best of Year Awards.

 

Makers & Brothers Collaboration

We are very pleased to continue our Makers & Brothers collaboration with a new Marmoreal black board. Skilfully cut and honed, these boards are perfect on the dining table and are available exclusively on the Makers & Brothers website.

Alix Browne from W Magazine recently revealed the top 10 items on her Christmas wish list and had this to say about Marmoreal:

“If Santa really loved me, he’d drop the British designer Max Lamb down my chimney to do over my entire bathroom in Marmoreal. But I am willing to settle for Lamb’s cool Marmoreal cutting board.”

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Andreas Murkudis
Möbel und Architektur
Presents
Marmoreal By Max Lamb X Dzek
16 September - 13 November

AM MA Möbel + Architektur
Andreas Murkudis
Potsdamer Str. 77
10785 Berlin

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Dzek will be exhibiting Marmoreal by Max Lamb in Berlin design arbiter, Andreas Murkudis’s new furniture and architecture outpost.

Swiss Institute Annual
Architecture and Design Series:
Second Edition, Pavillion de L’Esprit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home,
Curated by Felix Burrichter
September 24–November 8, 2015

Swiss Institute / CONTEMPORARY ART
18 Wooster Street
New York NY 10013

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We are delighted to be a part of the Swiss Institute’s 2nd Edition of its Annual Architecture and Design Series entitled PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home. Curated by Felix Burrichter, the editor and creative director of award-winning architecture and design magazine PIN–UP, the exhibition channels the visionary irreverence of Le Corbusier for a 21st century take on domesticity.

When Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier participated in the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, his contribution – the original Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau – caused an uproar among the fair’s organizers. In a commercial trade show intended to facilitate the promotion of the Art Déco style, his aesthetic was dismissed as antithetical. In retrospect, however, Le Corbusier’s Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau acted as a manifesto that introduced revolutionary design concepts, such as building standardization, mass-production as it applies to furnishings and interiors, and the mechanization of the home. These ideas would resonate for decades to come, largely influencing post-war housing schemes and décor throughout the rest of the 20th century.

In homage to the original Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, Burrichter’s exhibition acts as a conceptual show home for the 21st century. Ninety years after the original debuted in Paris, this contemporary PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU explores new modes of domesticity, as well as innovation in furniture design, where craft co-exists with computational expertise. The exhibition features over 30 international designers and artists, most of whom are participating with specially commissioned works. All featured pieces bear key elements in either fabrication or material that highlight industrial progress made in the last 15 years such as laser-cutting, 3D-printing, advanced LED-technology, non-woven textiles, and ultra-light carbon-fiber.

In addition to serving as a platform for new design, PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU is also an interactive, architectural experience. Divided into softly delineated zones, each increasing in levels of privacy, the exhibition design by architect and artist Shawn Maximo makes use of digital rendering technology and Chroma key compositing. The 21st century show home incorporates scenarios of different domestic environments, exploring the blurred lines in a culture of digital escapism and surveillance.

In the characteristically confident words of Le Corbusier, the Pavillon’s 2015 iteration at Swiss Institute aims to capture “a turning point in the design of modern interiors and a milestone in the evolution of architecture.”

The exhibition will include works by:
Lindsey Adelman, Nanu Al-Hamad, Aranda\Lasch, Alessandro Bava, Josh Bitelli, Camille Blin, Laureline Galliot, Konstantin Grcic, Paul Kopkau, Kram/Weisshaar, Joris Laarman, Max Lamb, Le Corbusier, Piero Lissoni, Philippe Malouin, Shawn Maximo, Jasper Morrison, Jonathan Muecke, Marlie Mul, Ifeanyi Oganwu, Leon Ransmeier, Sean Raspet, Jessi Reaves, Guto Requena, RO/LU, Rossi Bianchi, Julika Rudelius, Soft Baroque, Robert Stadler, Ian Stell, Katie Stout, Elisa Strozyk, Studio Drift, Patricia Urquiola, Christian Wassmann, Bethan Laura Wood.

 

Le Corbusier, Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris, 1925
© Fondation Le Corbusier/ADAGP