I have first seen the work of British designer Max Lamb when presented by Paul Johnson at Design Miami. The young designer had shown a distinctive and intriguing direction that contained strong conceptual contents, and had quickly gained a place in the collectible design world. I am pleased to tell you that FUMI Gallery will introduced Lamb’s work in a new show, which will open next month in conjunction with London Design Festival. Entitled “My Grandfather’s Tree, 2008—2015,” this exhibition is focused on one Ash tree and reveals Lamb’s autobiographical memories. “Monckton Walk Farm near North Newbald in Yorkshire,” he says, “is run by my Grandfather.” Next to the cottage there was an enormous Ash tree, which Lamb describes as “proud tree so large it overlooked the 200 acres of farmland.” When the tree became a dangerous to the people and the cottage and had to be removed, Lamb decided to save the Ash and to give it a new life. Lamb’s attempt to create a new life for the Ash tree that contained memories is at the center of this upcoming show at FUMI.
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