Design Hunter™ Q+A with Alexander Lamont

Bangkok-based designer Alexander Lamont shares his orientally-informed design favourites with habitusliving.

30 May 2012

Your name: Alex Lamont

What you do: I have ideas for objects, lighting and furniture and then I make them

Your latest project: Tiny rock crystal pots with woven lids

What is your favourite…

travel destination: Istanbul

hotel/place to stay:  Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh

airline: British Airways

magazine: Private Eye

watchmaker: Ikepod

luxury goods company: Codognato

design classic: Bowler hat

new design:  Aston Martin One-77

favourite type of chair: Jacob Kjaers UN Chair

meal: My wife’s apple crumble

restaurant:  Soulfood Mahanakorn, Bangkok

drink: Burrow Hill Cider, Somerset

bar: Zuk Bar at the Sukhothai Hotel, Bangkok

gallery/museum: Musee Guimet, Paris

book: Nostromo, Joseph Conrad

item in your studio: Collection of Khmer bronze bracelets

artwork: Japanese female Shinto spirit, Asian Art Museum San Francisco

artist: R B Kitaj

piece of technology: Photoshop

What inspired you to be a designer? The theatre and spirit of great shops

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

     1)  Yanagi Soetsu

     2)  Barbara Hepworth

     3)  Paul Simon

What is your creative philosophy? Make things that people want to touch and treasure

What does the term Design Hunter mean to you? A frame of mind always open to accidental and obscure references