Max's career started writing books about contemporary design and his work as an author continues today, having penned ten books and contributed to many others. Keen to pursue timely stories, he also contributes to a variety of magazines and online journals across the world.

Back in 2001, Max launched his first book, DESIGN UK, a guidebook to the best design shops and young designers across the UK. Since then, he has written other titles including DESIGNERS ON DESIGN with Terence Conran, featuring interviews with the best designers from across the world and monographs about Piet Hein Eek, Luca Nichetto and Benjamin Hubert.

In 2009, Max ventured into the creation of titles under his own publishing imprint (Spotlight Press), bringing to market LONDON DESIGN GUIDE across four editions, as well as co-publishing DEZEEN BOOK OF IDEAS.

As a journalist, Max writes for publications across the world, covering events, interviewing designers and entrepreneurs, or tackling more contentious topics. Titles include WALLPAPER*, FINANCIAL TIMES, NEWSWEEK INTERNATIONAL, EVENING STANDARD and ICON among many others.


Nichetto Studio: Projects, Collaborations and Conversations in Design

By Max Fraser and Francesca Picchi
Published by Phaidon (2022)
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Offecct x Lucy Kurrein

By Max Fraser, Maria Olofsson Karemyr, Lucy Kurrein
Published By Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing (2021)
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Edited by Max Fraser
Fourth edition, published by Spotlight Press (2015)
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Previous editions published in 2009, 2011 and 2013

Offecct Voices

By Max Fraser
Published by Arvinius Förlag (2011)

BOEK: Piet Hein Eek

By Max Fraser
Published by Piet Hein Eek (2006)
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Designers on Design

By Sir Terence Conran & Max Fraser
Published by Conran Octopus (2004)
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By Max Fraser
Published by Conran Octopus (2003)
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By Max Fraser
Published by Conran Octopus (2001)
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Book contributions

Sao Paulo Design Guide

Guest editor
Published by Auana Editora (2015)

Muller Van Severen: Book

Author of introduction
Published by Luster (2015)
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Claesson Koivisto Rune On Yellow

Author of introduction
Published by Skandium (2011)
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London Buildings: An Architectural Tour

Author of foreword
Published by Batsford (2011)
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Canteen: Great British Food

Author of design chapter
Published by Ebury Press (2010)
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Phaidon Design Classics

Contributor of 30 product entries
Published by Phaidon Press (2006)
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The Design Book (condensed edition)
Published by Phaidon Press (2013 & 2020)
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1000 new designs and where to find them: a 21st century sourcebook

Contributing editor
Published by Laurence King (2006)
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