Anodised table by Max Lamb for Deadgood


London Design Festival 09: London designer Max Lamb has designed an anodised aluminium table for British design brand Deadgood.

Three sheets of water jet-cut aluminium are dipped by hand, then slotted together and held in place by countersunk bolts.

Due to be launched at 100% Design in London next week, the tables will be produced in two sizes and four colours.

They will be sold flat-packed for home assembly.

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Here's some more information from Deadgood:


The Anodised Table’s utilise a simple water-jet cutting process to create three sheets of aluminium plate that simply slot together and are assembled with four countersunk socket bolts. Max has aimed to exploit the aluminium for its inherent visual and functional characteristics which has resulted in a simple product whose value lies in the honesty of the finishing process.

Each component is individually dipped by hand, resulting in a unique range of tables that celebrate the natural inherent inconsistencies of variegated anodising. The nature of this process means that each product is slightly different, with varying streaks, marks, or patches of tonal difference incorporated in a blend of colour that runs across the surfaces of the product. This in turn acts as both a visual reference and a valuable insight into the finishing process. The products will be available in two sizes and four refined colours and are supplied disassembled for home construction.

Posted on Tuesday September 15th 2009 at 2:14 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Toni

    I once made almost the same piece for a project at art school and I got the worst critics from my teachers. Design studies can be very confusing and teachers can, on one side, make you learn your profession and, on the other side, acting as a cause of a censorship inflixed by oneself and making you doubt about one´s capabilities to, one day, find a similar idea as an important piece.
    Can someone help me to confide in my own creativity?

  • On wishes for stronger variation…

  • Chris

    Wow, I have seen better GCSE projects.

    Ok, its a nice simple design and its purity gives it a certain attraction. I’m gonna go and make one myself in the workshop after work.

  • gray

    did i miss something? anodise me.

  • Andy

    in your workshop hey chris, sure you got a water cutter and anodizing tub, in my opinion max has the chat to back up his works.

    my only point is for home self assembly that looks like a fairly thick piece of aluminum, that may be okay for the hulk that is max lamb but not everyone is that strong although I may be wrong.

  • Junia

    I liked it: simple, clean and pratical, and still has possibilities to be transformed in other similar products by the designer.

  • Brian

    Is it a side table or a cafe table? You say there are two sizes available, but you don’t specify them. I’m assuming they are side tables, because they’d be downright useless for dining.

  • charlie chan

    it vill look gud with my ipod nanos.

  • bagelwithcreamcheeseplease

    simple clean cut fom dem battyboy uk mob. bo rest in juice

  • mikaël

    hey andy,
    you are aware that aluminium is cut with normal woodworking tools right? bandsaw, tablesaw… good. just checkin’, wondering why you talked about super water plasma laser cutter gimmick. As for anodizing, you can buy all you need for a fraction of the price of that table.

  • Will

    He must be doing something right; every journogroupie adores him.

  • This is nice.

    We all like anodised aluminium, so it’s nice to see a big slab o’ it.


    poetic, honest, simple, beautiful and Wasteful. Aluminum has purposes than to be used in 3/4″ sheets as part of a coffee table. It is escapist design to use a solid sheet of aluminum to achieve this formal simplicity. In a sense, it is cheating, and this dissolves all sense of elegance in the piece.

  • lior

    it is simple…nothing more!