Crafters for industry and architecture
Our emphasis on craft-based practitioners naturally draws us to work with people who have a strong interest in materials and an intuitive understanding of how to work with them. Our collaborators work with us to research, develop and design a new architectural material. We then invite them to work with their material in architecture, living spaces and towards the production of a series of furniture or products.
Max Lamb, the designer behind Marmoreal, challenges tradition through a pragmatic, concise, process-driven approach. His material-based designs are exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and are highly regarded by both critics and collectors. While he is best known for his studio work, making coveted one-off and small-edition works, he has successfully collaborated with several esteemed industrial manufacturers and design producers. In 2016 Lamb served as the guest designer and jury president of the Villa Noailles Design Parade, and he has served as a Lexus Design Awards mentor since 2015, a role that he will continue through 2017. He has received numerous awards, including a 2008 Designer of the Future Award at Design Miami/Basel and the 2010 HSBC Private Bank Design Collection commission. Lamb holds a degree in three-dimensional design from Northumbria University, and an MA in design products from the Royal College of Art, London. He was a tutor for the design products MA at the RCA from 2012 to 2015. He worked for the esteemed designer Tom Dixon before setting up his own studio in London, where he lives and works.