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Max McMurdo

Max McMurdo

Dr of design, TV presenter and Founder and Owner, Outlandish Campers
United Kingdom
Max officially started his career turning junk into treasure as a child crafting washing up liquid bottles into spaceships! After graduating from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 in Product Design and Visualisation, Max fulfilled his boyhood dream and became a car designer in Cologne, Germany. After a couple of years Max decided that he really wanted to design, engineer and manufacture his own creations and felt inspired by beautiful items of waste so he established a business with the aim to design and create a range of upcycled furniture and accessories from objects destined for landfill. Max was keen to show that eco-friendly products do not have to be made from mud and hemp, they can be contemporary, stylish and desirable. His expertise and warm personality led him to our TV screens and Max is now one of the best-known presenters in the designing and making space. Max’s first book ‘Upcycling’ was bpublished in the UK and also internationally in 6 languages. Following its success he then wrote his second book ‘Upcycling Outdoors’ which was an Amazon best seller. Brand partnerships have included brands like Heinz, Silverline Tools, Gumtree, Dr Martens, Hitachi and Sugru, and projects have included Beetlemania where he bought a rundown beetle online and created 25 upcycled items from it which were then sold for charity. Max is heavily involved in a number of charity projects including helping the homeless and building schools in Kenya.


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