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Making a Living by Max Frommeld

19 September – 28 October 2017

During London Design Festival 2017, The Aram Gallery presented Making a Living, a solo show by designer Max Frommeld. The exhibition presented a collection of new products for an experimental living space. These respond to a series of domestic activities: playing, resting, dressing and hosting.

A prestigious Arts Foundation prize, supported by The David Collins Foundation, was awarded to Frommeld in January 2017, providing the opportunity to create a new body of work produced in two locations: his East London studio and his family’s workshop in Inverness, California.


In London, Frommeld refined his additive design process and assembled a series of products that employ new construction techniques and materials. In California, he challenged himself to make an object a day for one month. Using local materials and four tools, he carved a collection of surprising pieces that are the result of an intuitive approach to making.

Making a Living brought together both sets of work, including over 20 handmade objects ranging from designs for production to one-offs. 

Photos: Amandine Alessandra

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