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Alexander Lamont

The British-born furniture designer has spent some 20 years in Asia, incorporating local craftsmanship and materials into his impeccable (and highly collectible) designs
88/1 Soi Chotiwat 1, Rim Klong Prapa Road Bangsue, Bangkok, Thailand

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Alex Lamont
's workshop on the northern outskirts of Bangkok has set itself apart for more than a decade, creating luxury furniture, lighting and objets d'art made with time-honored techniques—both Asian and European—and precious materials such as bronze, gold leaf and shagreen (a type of rawhide). In February the company became known as Alexander Lamont, a move that seeks to "refresh and re-imagine the next 10 years," according to its namesake. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as Art Deco, films and the bones of fish and birds, pieces in the new collection, like his earlier work, feel both contemporary and antique, perhaps because Lamont's intention "is to make things that will be considered beautiful now and that will be worthy of looking after." 
Pieces include a bronze-topped, eight-leg shagreen credenza that weighs well more than 30 kilograms; bronze mirrors and tables reminiscent of Monet's water lilies; and small, lacquered boxes with parchment interiors. Alexander Lamont pieces are available at different hotels in Bangkok, such as the Four Seasons and Sukhothai, along with Gaysorn Plaza. On Phuket these stylish items are on sale at Surin Plaza.

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Published on May 11, 2012

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