LAMONT creates artworks, accessories, lighting and furniture in striking original designs. Our workshops in Thailand use authentic craftsmanship applied to the most beauitful precious/natural
materials. Collections and rare objects can be found in residences, leading hotels and
design showrooms around the world.
British designer Alexander Lamont founded LAMONT in Bangkok in 2000. His artistic influence aesthetic direction has been guided by a childhood of travel and work with his family, importers
of antiques, folkart and traditional crafts from around the world. The latter compounds with his asethetic embrace of modernist form allowing for a refined contemporary perspective to some of the most alluring forgotten/natural materials, LAMONT objects are
given life and infused with a sense of intense quality and design integrity rarely found today.
LAMONT today employs 80 talented designers and craftsmen in Bangkok.
LAMONT collections exude a passion for texture and pure/simple) form(s). Beautiful sculptural vessels are wrought in bronze that demand to be touched. Multi-layered glass vases evoke a
meeting of classical and natural substance. The references span ancient Asian and
historical European influences, yet a rich contemporary beat is maintained through
the obvious excitement and drama of material expression. Alexander Lamont grew up
with folkart and craft, and the material culture of Asia and Africa. This visceral
connection to touch and patina is what directs the creative force that is LAMONT.
(how has this rich upbringing of visual and tactile stimulation influenced you as an artists to always be investigating and finding new forms of expression and sources of inspiration)
LAMONT works with 'real' materials, by which we mean the authentic, beautiful,
traditional materials that have been used by artisans for centuries. We have brought
craftsmen from France, England and Japan to train our workers in the details of marquetry,
restoration, galuchat, gilding, lacquering and other skills. Add to this, we source rare
materials from across the region such as Peking glass, cloisonné, Burmese lacquer and
repoussé silver. Our vision is to bring an evolving, fresh point of view to the most
beautiful craft materials in the world.
Some of our favourite materials:
Bronze Shagreen Parchment Rock Crystal
Lacquer Ceramic Peking Glass Straw Marquetry
Silver Stone Gold Leaf Petrified wood
LAMONT supplies hotel, spa and villa projects, bringing quality and strong ideas to the
details of decoration. Flexible, price conscious and design driven, we can work with you
on-site and from floor plans or images to propose unique decorations, from amenities to
lighting to furniture to major art installations. Our lifeblood is in these details so let us
handle the decorative needs of your project.
Recent Projects include:
Capella Singapore The Setai Nam Hai
Aman Summer Palace Mandarin Oriental The Chedi Chiang Mai
The Chedi Milan The Chedi Muscat The Datai
The Metropolitan Heritage House Carcosa Seri Negara
Amanpuri Connaught Hotel London Sukhothai Residences
LAMONT has been described as a 'one-stop-shop' for many of the world's great interior
designers and showrooms. Furniture, lighting and accessories by LAMONT are
commissioned for brand collections and custom fabrication. LAMONT is a flexible and
fast producer, handling a large volume of high-quality production across many materials
and giving expert design detail and value-added production where required.
Barbara Barry Jacques Garcia
Peter Hunter Deborah Oppenheimer
Christian Liaigre Thomas Pheasant
Bill Sofield Andrew Marti
Please visit us in Bangkok or on-line. LAMONT has a loft showroom in central Bangkok where you can see hundreds of our products, samples and unusual materials. It is a
creative space for interior designers and buyers jaded by a world of industrial materials and design.
About Me :
"I spent my Saturdays and holidays working in my father's warehouse. I would break open the wooden crates and unwrap newspapers in different languages to find papier-mache eggs from Kashmir, teak animal boxes from Thailand, thorn carvings from Nigeria. The experience was very tactile and the best training in the quality (or otherwise) of craft. A beautiful handmade object will cry out "please touch me". Many of these materials change over time—the lacquer brightens, the gold darkens. It's this voice and the quiet life of objects—the soul—that we are searching for in our designs" - Alex Lamont
Alexander Lamont has been surrounded by folkart and antiques since he was 2 years old. Living in Africa and India and later growing up in rural England, his family ran a business called Global Village Crafts that dealt in antiques and objects from Asia. He came to Thailand first in 1980 and later graduated in Thai Language and Anthropology at Londons School of Oriental and African Studies. Early exposure to the techniques and materials of craft provided a rich education for the business he started in Thailand in 1999. Exquisite artworks and furniture are made in his workshop in Bangkok, where sculptural and architectural forms are infused with a rich palette of natural and traditional skills.
In Bangkok Alex has drawn together a team of over seventy artists, craftsmen, designers and supporting staff to create a company that has become a a destination in Asia for objects and furniture with design and craft integrity. Any of the five LAMONT stores in Thailand are barometers of evolving concepts, latest finds and experimentation that define the company's creative process.
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