LAMONT Crafts with Striking Materials for Capella Sentosa
The Thai-based company delivers quality artwork and furnishings to the six-star hotel
Architects, Norman Foster + Partners, have ingeniously woven the best of old and new Singapore into an astonishing hotel - Capella Sentosa. Craft and design brand LAMONT, based in Bangkok, were asked to create sculpture, objects, lighting and furniture with their exciting palette of materials and workshop skills. Sweeping minimal open spaces are warmed and enlivened with the installations and objects that evoke a world of tradition and craft. Examples include giant weathered leaves built from myriad tiny parts to create light organic structures. Silver carp stream across a courtyard wall, giving the illusion of movement through water.
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LAMONT objects are designed with the materials in mind. Alex Lamont is an English designer based in Thailand since 2000, before which he was an antique dealer. However, he often roots his connection with Thailand to an influential visit he made with his family in 1980, aged 11. He went on to study Thai in Chulalongkorn University and completed a degree in Thai Studies and Anthropology in London's School of Oriental and African Studies. LAMONT now has a network of artisans from Beijing to Bali making unique designs in traditional methods. But he reserves the most skilled techniques for his own workshop, which now employs over 50 craftsmen just outside Bangkok. Alex believes that there is no substitute for the handmade, and on occasion brings experts in decorative arts to train the studio in Bangkok.
LAMONT runs five retail stores in Thailand, showcases for the contemporary objects and collections of rare objects. At the heart of this business is Lamont's appreciation for beauty and understanding and respect for great materials: "Many of these materials change over time—the lacquer brightens, the gold darkens. The materials are really the soul of the design."
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