OB­JECTS OF DE­SIRE

Prestige (Thailand) - - BACK STORY -

Whether it’s a piece of or­ganic fur­ni­ture, con­cep­tual light­ing or dec­o­ra­tive art, Alexan­der La­mont’s ex­quis­ite cre­ations are an ex­pres­sion of his de­vo­tion to de­tailed work­man­ship, rare ma­te­ri­als and an artis­tic sen­si­bil­ity de­fined by a life lived be­tween East and West.

The Bri­tish de­signer, who has called Bangkok home for al­most two decades, seeks his in­spi­ra­tion from ob­jects of the past, na­ture, ar­chi­tec­ture, jew­ellery and the ma­te­ri­als he works with, such as bronze, gold leaf and sha­green.

His Bangkok-based work­shop em­ploys over 100 Thai ar­ti­sans who spe­cialise in a di­verse range of craft ma­te­ri­als and tech­niques such as parch­ment, lac­quer, eggshell, gesso, straw mar­quetry, gold leaf and bronze fin­ish­ing. His work also fea­tures the use of re­gional ma­te­ri­als like glass, ce­ram­ics and bas­ket-ware. Meld­ing tra­di­tions of the past with con­tem­po­rary de­signs, the de­signer cre­ates ob­jects that can only be de­scribed as art.

His lat­est col­lec­tion, In­tar­sia, can be found at his flag­ship store at Gaysorn Vil­lage

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