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Max McMurdo

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 in 2000, 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 in 2002 he established his business reestore ltd 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.

 

Max is also now a TV presenter and was recently seen on ITV1 co-presenting ‘£10k Holiday Home’ with Julia Bradbury. Throughout the series Max was seen creating the most amazing transportable holiday home on a budget of £5k. His other credits includ ‘Find It Fix It Flog It’ on Channel 4, ‘Shed of the Year’ on 4, ‘How To Live Mortgage Free’ on C4, two series of ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’ and ‘Fill Your House For Free’. Max has also fronted a special for ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’ which followed his journey selling his house and building a floating home from a 40ft shipping container. The show was the highest rating episode across the series. And in 2016 Max fronted a new series on Nat Geo called ‘Machine Impossible’.

 

Max’s first book ‘Upcycling’ was published in September 2016 which has been published internationally in 6 languages, following its success he has just released his second book ‘Upcycling Outdoors’ which is an Amazon best seller. Brand partnerships have included brands like 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 helping the homeless, building schools in Kenya and thinks he is a real life Robin hood!

 

 

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