Max Lamb

Who? Max Lamb
What? Designer
Where? London

A childhood spent in the wild landscape of Cornwall ignited Max Lamb’s fascination with natural materials and processes.

A designer of global renown, Max has a forensic approach to understanding materials and techniques. He works almost entirely single-handedly to understand and learn about the possibilities of what can be done with any material.

‘The aesthetic is a consequence of the making. It’s not about design: it’s about how it’s made.’

Max’s new commission for Harewood House is a rug for the Yellow Drawing Room. Using surplus wool from the Yorkshire carpet trade, and hand dying it naturally from bark and foliage collected during a foraging visit to Harewood, Max’s work is one of its kind, with a strong sustainable core.

Exhibited work has included My Grandfather’s Tree, at Somerset House, a compilation of 131 logs installed and arranged in the same order the tree was meticulously cut.