London Design and style Festival 2015: British designer Max Lamb has developed a assortment of wooden shelves, tables and benches with concealed storage for Uk furnishings brand Benchmark.

Planks furniture collection by Max Lamb for Benchmark

The Planks assortment takes its references from standard English storage chests, box stools and troughs. Tables rest on L-shaped legs, with tops formed from three wide wooden planks positioned side-by-side.

An inset storage box is concealed in the centre of the table, and is accessed by lifting off 3 shorter pieces of wood. A equivalent cubby-hole is hidden in the seat of the bench.

Planks furniture collection by Max Lamb for Benchmark

The assortment also includes a bookshelf that rests on two central hole-punched poles which help three shelves and a cabinet in direction of the bottom with wooden sliding doors.

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“I started with a rigorous comprehending of the processes concerned from log to boule and then stripped away all superfluous detail,” Lamb explained in a statement

Planks furniture collection by Max Lamb for Benchmark

“I have utilized complete-width planks as the defining attribute, each structurally and visually, with the key intention being to make a assortment of furnishings with utility, power, sturdiness and economy of material,” he extra.

Lamb has previously designed furniture built only from standard wooden dowels, as well as a assortment of chairs and tables constructed from manmade marble for London style brand Dzek.

Planks furniture collection by Max Lamb for Benchmark

”As a maker I genuinely admire Max Lamb’s clarity of thought and way of approaching design and style,” mentioned Benchmark co-founder Sean Sutcliffe. “He is totally driven by his fascination with material and procedure, breaking it down to its purest expression with no concern of style or trend.

Planks furniture collection by Max Lamb for Benchmark

Other Benchmark collaborations covered by Dezeen contain a assortment of furniture built using coppiced chestnut wood by British designer Sebastian Cox, and a re-situation of Jens Risom’s iconic 50s and 60s furniture.

The assortment is on show as component of Factory: The Reunion of Style, Craft and Business which is being proven at The Future Laboratory on Elder Street for the duration of the London Layout Festival, which requires place from 19 September to 27 September.



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