Max Lamb, Dzek
Design Miami/Basel 2015 just closed its doors last night and Brent Dzekciorius from Dzek was proud to present Marmoreal, Bathroom and Furniture by Max Lamb. This exhibition marked the debut of Marmoreal black and a collection of bathroom furnishings by the British designer. As a reminder Marmoreal is an engineered marble devised by Max Lamb in 2014. Suitable for both interior and exterior architectural surfaces, this large aggregate pre-cast marble terrazzo offers an original material language with immense visual value. All the installation challenged the rationale for the mass standardization of sanitaryware, provoking reflection on our bathroom rituals and relationship to that intimate space. Lamb adopted some of eastern bathing philosophy by Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier’s contemporary, during his travels in Asia. It is evident in his desire to be more generous with the bathing experience while simultaneously resisting the idea that the bathroom should consume ever more space. The design of the Marmoreal bath, with its steep vertical sides, recalls the traditional Japanese ofuro, or soaking tub. The installation featured a new black Marmoreal engineered marble realised in collaboration with Dzek.
Photos: James Harris