Max Lipsey’s playful take on industrial design makes for vibrant objects that combine sturdiness with friendliness. Atelier Lipsey is the workshop of the American-born, Netherland-based designer Max Lipsey. His limited-edition furniture carries a warmth factor often missing from industrially designed objects. Lipsey’s intuitive approach means he experiments with materials and their interaction, often allowing for the design to unveil itself in the process. Perhaps his most notable efforts belong to the Acciacio (“steel” in Italian) series stage 1&2 which was developed in collaboration with Matter. The brilliant pieces in this series are made from lightweight steel tubing borrowed from bicycle-frames and inspired by the elegant shapes of the classic racing-bike frame. The bike geometry is applicable to a host of functional forms, creating sleekly proportioned armchairs, cabinets, chairs and lamps. Add in a beautiful palette of colours and you get highly covetable objects that can liven up any living or work space.