Max Clendinning

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Max Clendinning (born 1924 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland) is an architect and interior designer.[1]

Clendinning is best known for his 1965 design of the "slot-together but sturdy looking" Maxima chair, inspired in part by computer lettering.[2] This design was featured in an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2012.[2] He also created designs for Christian Dior and Liberty and Co[1] and, for London Midland Region of British Railways, the laminated wooden roofs at Manchester Oxford Road railway station (1960).[3]

He has lived in Islington with partner Ralph Adron for forty years.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Max Clendinning: Avant Craft". Chelsea Space. Retrieved 2012-11-15.
  2. ^ a b c Williams, Holly (2012-04-08). "Mix and max". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2012-11-15.
  3. ^ Lawrence, David (2016). British Rail Designed 1948-97. Hersham: Ian Allan. pp. 78–9. ISBN 978-0-7110-3837-0.