Max Lamb's collection for Benchmark features hidden compartments
Max Lamb designed a set of wooden furniture for Benchmark. The Planks collection includes a dining table, a bench, lounge tables, and even a console and a shelving unit for storage. Although it is not obvious upon first glance, storage is a crucial point for each piece. Inspired by traditional English storage chests, each piece contains a hidden section for bits and bobs. The shape is kept deliberately simple and minimal, fitting in line with Lamb’s design aesthetic, which is all about getting rid of superfluous details. The starting point of the design process was the plank: full-width ones were used wherever possible (e.g. tabletops, sides) to achieve the smoothest, most unified surface.
The modest outlook owes to Lamb’s conceptual framework: The Planks collection was directly influenced by 17th century carpenter’s workshop. High precision, great attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship were revived in Lamb’s work, as well as the carpenter’s bench. As a working furniture, it had to be strong, durable, and as the most important trick, it included a concealed storage to help keeping the working surface clutter-free. Centuries later, Lamb managed to revive this clever solution and adjust it to fit the 21st century family home.
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