Book Launch: Why Materials Matter by Seetal Solanki

We’re pleased to congratulate our friend Seetal Solanki—founder of Ma-tt-er—on the publication of her book “Why Materials Matter”. Seetal is a passionate advocate for materials development and great lover of design. Her book features our work with Max Lamb as well as the work of Dzek collaborators Formafantasma alongside dozens of other innovative designers we admire. More information on the book, as well as how to order and details on an LDF launch event and related exhibition are available on Ma-tt-er’s website.

Listen In: Brent Dzekciorius and Jane Withers on the Thought Starters Podcast

Hear Dzek founder Brent Dzekciorius in conversation with design consultant, curator and writer Jane Withers in episode 34 of the Thought Starters podcast. The two discuss sustainability, the circular economy and the design industry’s role and challenges in shaping new products and manufacturing processes. Listen here.

London: Radical Kitchen Talks with Formafantasma and Alice Rawsthorn at Serpentine Galleries

Join Formafantasma and design critic and writer Alice Rawsthorn at Serpentine Galleries next Thursday, 12th July at 1pm for Radical Kitchen Talks. In keeping with Formafantasma’s recent work and exploration of recycling processes and waste streams, the conversation will cover gold and the recycling of technological objects. The talk is free – no advanced registration is required – and will take place in the latest incarnation of the Serpentine Pavillion designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo.

12 July, 1pm
Serpentine Pavillion at Serpentine Galleries
Further information available here

Raw Design at the Museum of Craft and Design

The Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, has opened Raw Design, a new exhibition curated by Glenn Adamson. Adamson aims to “present contemporary design in its most fundamental condition – as material intervention”. This theme resonates deeply with us and the designers we work with so naturally we consider Raw Design a compelling and worthwhile viewing for anyone in the Bay Area.  We’re honoured that the show features multiple works from Dzek collaborators Max Lamb (Marmoreal) and Formafantasma.


Raw Design is on view now through 28 October 2018 at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.

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.

Learn more about the exhibition

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.