Design Guild Mark winner

We were delighted that our Planks Collection designed by Max Lamb was awarded a Design Guild Mark last night, an award that recognises “the highest standards in the design of furniture for volume production, by the finest designers working in Britain, or British designers working abroad”.

Max was a joy to work with. He has such clarity of thought and way of approaching design. He is entirely driven by his fascination with material and process, breaking it down to its purest expression with no concern of style or fashion. When designing the Planks Collection he started with a rigorous understanding of the processes involved from log to boule and then stripped away all superfluous detail.   He used full width planks as the defining feature, both structurally and visually, with the key intention being to make a collection of furniture with utility, strength, durability and economy of material that enables the impressive scale of the tree to remain visible.

The collection includes dining table, bench, console table, lounge table and shelving all with the additional function of storage to preventing clutter on the working surface. Max’s lateral approach to design, thoughtful detailing and attention to proportions in combination with our craftsmanship results in pieces that have both function and beauty.


Posted on: 27th May, 2016 By: Benchmark Category: Awards