max lamb develops 'campaign chair' for alfred dunhill
max lamb develops 'campaign chair' for alfred dunhill max lamb develops 'campaign chair' for alfred dunhill
jul 29, 2011

max lamb develops 'campaign chair' for alfred dunhill

max lamb develops ‘campaign chair’ for alfred dunhill all images courtesy of max lamb




UK designer max lamb has developed the ‘campaign chair’ for lifestyle brand alfred dunhill as part of their ‘modern craftsmanship’ project at the house of dunhill, an initiative illustrating the brand’s commitment to culture and creativity. lamb’s design is crafted from turned ash wood and dunhill tradition leather. the chair’s leather is typically used to craft handmade luggage at dunhill’s workshop in london. the overall design draws on the form of the roorkhee campaign chair that was used by british servicemen from the 1890s until world war II. the ‘modern craftsmanship’ project is curated in collaboration with it’s nice that’ and features the work of three other contemporary designers: martin andersen, elisa strozyk and richard sweeney.

max lamb alfred dunhill designboom ‘campaign chair’ on display

max lamb alfred dunhill designboom full view

detail of leather fastener

wood joint details


chair production

cutting out the leather



video of the making process
video courtesy dunhill
  • Nice chair

    san-paulo says:
  • Nice chair, nice price??

    Mikich says:
  • The wood joints are so beautiful

    w says:
  • Too S&M for my taste

    zatooichi says:
  • bad 🙁

    max says:
  • why? monster! ugly!

    mum says:
  • My back is hurting & my eyes too … Really strange propotions and the front beam, will not be helpful for a relaxind sittingposition! The woodenjoints are not special and new & the leatherwork is basic. This chair ist playing with traditions (what I like), but is creating nothing new out of it.

    Lars says:
  • More subtle solutions have long been there.
    See my and other Danish design icons. says:
  • sexy ol skool design! says:

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