We're loving these splishy-splashy stools by Max Lamb, the UK's enfant terrible of design...
BY DEE IVA
Maverick Brit talent Max Lamb (right) blurs the boundaries between design, art and craft. His distinctive and often poetic creations are the very opposite of the sleek and pared back aesthetic championed by the majority of contemporary designers today.
At last year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Lamb commandeered a vast industrial space to exhibit ‘Exercises in Seating’, a circle of 42 chairs plucked from his archives, evolving from his time at London's Royal College of Art to the present day. While some were immediately recognisable as chairs others resembled a block of stone, upturned tin drums or reclaimed forest finds.
Now Lamb has revisited his popular ‘Last Stool’, a series of simple spun metal stools, and given them a fresh new look. Originally in a range of plain colours and polished copper, ‘Last Stool Splatter’ sees each stool hand-splattered with enamel to create a random terrazzo effect. Available in four colours, they can be used outside or indoors as casual stools and occasional side tables. Part of Swedish brand Hem’s 2016 furniture collection launching at April's Milan Furniture Fair, we reckon they’ll be popping up in style-savvy gardens very soon…
'Last Stool Splatter' by Max Lamb will debut as part of Hem's 'Ice Cream Social' exhibition during the Milan Furniture Fair 2016. Ice Cream Social, Accapiù (H+), Via Varese 12