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The last time we checked in with Max Lamb, the British designer was placing his stamp on the new Acne store in Stockholm. Today we take a look at some striking Marble creations as he adds to the “Marmoreal” collection, a line unveiled last year and produced in collaboration with London-based design firm Dzek. Handmade in Italy, the range uses a synthetic, man-made marble produced in Italy. Described as “a composite pre-cast material similar to terrazzo” this incredibly convincing copy uses a marble aggregate base which is then combined with a polyester binder. A formula devised by Lamb himself, the tough material is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the maker combining “15th-century craft traditions with modern engineered-stone technologies.”

The 2014 “Everyday” line uses an off-white base punctuated by bold earth tone flecks, currently on offer; tables, library shelving, chairs and stools. For 2015, Design Miami/Basel 2015 hosted the newest incarnation of the “Marmoreal” range, a bathroom set using black as its foundation color. A wall light, storage stool, shelving, cupboards, toilet, basin and a quite remarkable deep bath use the material to dramatic effect, all offset with matte brass fittings and fixtures. Somewhat of a trademark for Max Lamb, the designer reminds us that marble has a place in both traditional and contemporary spaces. For purchase enquiries contact Dzek.

Words by Lena Dystant
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