Maxwell Ashford



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Maxwell Ashford is a British designer residing in Switzerland.

His practice revolves around the ecological impacts that accompany the production and consumption of objects, with a focus on sustainable innovation. By employing new approaches, technologies, materials, and systems, his work takes shape in the form of objects, innovation consultancy, and research. This aspect of his practise spans various areas and takes the form of exhibitions, conceptual exploration or simply the underlying influence to his work.

Maxwell is named on international patents and has received numerous awards, including the Swiss Design Award, the Japanese (G-Mark) Good Design Award, and the US Design Award. He completed his education with an MA in Product Design from ECAL in 2021 and a BA in Sustainable Product Design from Falmouth University in 2016.

Since 2022, Maxwell has been teaching and giving lectures on sustainability at various European institutes, including ECAL. He also serves as a visiting lecturer for Design for Sustainability at ABK Stuttgart.


Maxwell is actively working with clients, to enquire about his services please contact


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Select clients and collaborations:

ABK Stuttgart
Anniina Koivu - V&A, Vitra, MAAT Lisbon
Nike - Nike Grind
Nov Gallery
MAAT Lisbon
Vevey Image
Wolf and Grizzly

Lectures and Teaching:

ABK Stuttgart:
Contemporary Fires Workshop w.Silvio Rebholz, 2021.
Visiting Lecturer Design for Sustainability, since 2022.

Cross Lecture, 2022.
Guest Lecturer, 'Continuing Education, Creative leadership' sustainability module 2022.

Design for Sustainability Lecture, 2021.

Select Awards:

Braun Design Prize, 2021.
James Dyson Award Finalist, 2021.
Japanese Good Design Award [G-Mark], 2019.
Nike Circular Innovation Award, 2018.
Swiss Design Award, 2022.
US Good Design Award, 2018.
Maxwell Ashford

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