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Max Lamb

Wajima-nuri Bowl (Purple and Green)


The ‘Urushi Series’ is a collection of wooden furniture and objects made by Max Lamb in collaboration with a community of lacquer craftsmen from Wajima, Japan, since 2010. The works are sculpted by the designer whilst Urushi lacquer – derived form the sap of the Urushi tree – is applied in Wajima, following traditional methods highly revered due to the time and skills required. Urushi is a collaborative process that involves the application of layers and layers of coats – with drying, sanding, and smoothing between each layer – before it reaches the final stage of polishing (known as roiro). Once it dries, Urushi lacquer is very hard, extremely durable, and resistant.

Max Lamb


Max Lamb is a British furniture designer who combines traditional, often primitive, design methods with digital design. He is known for employing unusual approaches to using natural materials, including pouring pewter onto sand, and volcanic rock.

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  • Color/

    Green, Purple

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  • Material/


  • Dimension/

    12.0 x 7.5 x 12.0 cm (4.7 x 3.0 x 4.7 in)

  • Style/

    Contemporary, Handcrafted

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  • Ships from/

    United Kingdom

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