bathroom

Marmoreal bathroom furniture challenges the rationale for the mass standardization of sanitaryware, provoking reflection on our bathroom rituals and relationship to that intimate space.

Max Lamb began his examination of bathroom design by questioning the origins of our personal maintenance habits: specifically, whether they’ve been informed by mass standardization, or whether this standardization was born of human necessity. His daily bathing routine was an important reference point, and inspired a desire to eliminate the things he deemed ill considered in the standardized modern bathroom. With the Marmoreal material as protagonist, each of his bathroom furnishings became necessarily different from the familiar standards made out of ceramic, steel, and plastic. Stone, of course, offers both limitations and opportunities.

Lamb’s interpretation adheres to idealistic structural rationalism; his bathroom furnishings are architectonic, and operate in a language consistent with the other Marmoreal furnishings of his design—skeletal pieces that convey an honesty typical of the designer’s work. They are efficient, and designed to serve equally well in a fully integrated Marmoreal space as well as in ad hoc scenarios.

Marmoreal Basin, Integrated

Designer
Max Lamb
Material
Marmoreal Engineered Marble
Dimensions
60w x 40d x 120h cm
Weight
95 kg
Origin
Designed and Handmade in England
Year
2015
Production
Open Series

Marmoreal Medicine Cabinet, Large

Designer
Max Lamb
Material
Marmoreal Engineered Marble
Dimensions
80w x 12.6d x 78h cm
Weight
54 kg
Origin
Designed and Handmade in England
Year
2015
Production
Open Series

Marmoreal Storage Stool

Designer
Max Lamb
Material
Marmoreal Engineered Marble
Dimensions
40w x 43d x 60h cm
Weight
57 kg
Origin
Designed and Handmade in England
Year
2015
Production
Open Series

Marmoreal Toilet and Cistern

Designer
Max Lamb
Material
Marmoreal Engineered Marble
Dimensions
Toilet 46w x 60d x 42h cm
Cistern 52w x 16d x 34h cm
Weight
Toilet 90 kg
Cistern 29 kg
Origin
Designed and Handmade in England
Year
2015
Production
Open Series

Marmoreal Bath, Mini

Designer
Max Lamb
Material
Marmoreal Engineered Marble
Dimensions
66w x 120d x 60h cm
Weight
210 kg
Origin
Designed and Handmade in England
Year
2015
Production
Open Series

Marmoreal Library, Low

Designer
Max Lamb
Material
Marmoreal Engineered Marble
Dimensions
150w x 33d x 120h cm
Weight
260 kg
Origin
Designed and Handmade in England
Year
2015
Production
Open Series

Marmoreal Wall Light

Designer
Max Lamb
Material
Marmoreal Engineered Marble
Dimensions
9w x 5d x 50h cm
Weight
6 kg
Origin
Designed and Handmade in England
Year
2015
Production
Open Series

Marmoreal Step Stool

Designer
Max Lamb
Material
Marmoreal Engineered Marble
Dimensions
60w x 30d x 23h cm
Weight
25 kg
Origin
Designed and Handmade in England
Year
2015
Production
Open Series