British designer Max Lamb is proactive when it comes to experimenting with materials usually overlooked in furniture design. Lamb has been breaking away from traditional material to create art pieces using tree-felled and recycled boards in the past. His latest body of work fondly dubbed ‘Box’ is worth taking a look at.
Lamb’s collection caters to the single material concept (cardboard in this case) displaying furniture pieces mostly chairs and tables. The upcycled collection showcases his endeavor of elevating scrap materials through unique approaches. Each crafted box is internally laced with cardboard lattices that provide structural ruggedness to justify it as a furniture piece. By assembling the volumes into layers, the structure gains strength equal to traditional materials.
As per Lamb, the collection is infinitely recyclable and can be easily fixed at home too. He also claims that the entire collection was made using accumulated cardboard pieces, boxes and toilet rolls that were collected in a couple of years.
‘Box’ showcases 33 functional furniture pieces made using waste material. Chairs, sofas and even a dining table are crafted from cutting cardboard and homemade glue consisting of flour and water. Max Lamb’s ‘Box’ collection holds furniture pieces made with the use of mineral pigment paint stripes and linseed oil. Detailing and design are provided with the use of the papier mache technique.
A spectrum of color, shapes and textures add in to enhance the appeal of these furniture pieces. ‘Box’ dispels the use of any plastic product and keeps the collection simple with the use of a ‘humble set of materials’. ‘Box’ is on view at Gallery Fumi till November 18.
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