Max Lamb: solid upcycle

In Andrew Telling’s video, Max Lamb talks about his twelve benches for Kvadrat, made in Solid Textile Board: a building material made of textile waste. #MDW2017

This Salone del Mobile marks the launch of Really, a new company co-owned by Kvadrat focused on designing materials for circularity. Responding to the urgent global issue of waste Really upcycles end-of-life textiles to make Solid Textile Board: a high-quality engineered material made from end-of-life cotton and wool from the textiles industries, industrial laundries, households and Kvadrat’s selvedge waste. 
Max Lamb, Benches in Solid Textile for Kvadrat, 2017
Max Lamb, Benches in Solid Textile for Kvadrat, 2017
Known for his investigative approach to material experimentation, Really approached Max Lamb to demonstrate the possibilities of Solid Textile Board. His series of twelve benches are both a personal exploration and also show designers and manufacturers the potential of the material, measuring 3 metres in length. Designed for furniture and interior design, the company aspires to challenge the architecture and design sector to rethink their use of resources. Currently 95% of the textiles we use could probably be recycled. Only 25% actually are. The rest is consigned to landfill or burnt. Really’s debut collection of Solid Textile Board will be launched this April at gallery Project B in Brera with projects by British designer Max Lamb and Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma, curated by Jane Withers and Njusja de Gier.

Benches in Solid Textile
Design: Max Lamb
Manufacturer: Kvadrat
Year: 2017
Video director: Andrew Telling

4–7 April 2017
Really. Designing materials for circularity
Project B
Via Pietro Maroncelli 7, Milan

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