“I’ve always been a maker and a tinkerer,” British designer Max Lamb says, recalling his idyllic upbringing amid the wild moorlands and beaches of Cornwall on England’s southwestern tip.“The beauty of nature was all around, and you didn’t need loads of computer games or plastic toys to keep busy. I was just out in the landscape, building things, literally working with the landscape to keep myself occupied. I’ve always played by making.”

By Anna Carnick