NEWH - November 2003 - (Page 23)

spotlight on the UK… by Sue Lamont An emphasis on the individual balanced with unexpected juxtapositions are fundamental to Sue Lamont’s design philosophy. She chooses a more personal and nurturing approach that runs parallel with the technological improvments prevalent in residential and hospitality design. “art…is central to every scheme…” -Sue Lamont It is also Sue’s feeling that those who have a passion should be applauded whatever it be for - one reason why she gives of her time and enthusiasm outside of her projects to run workshops on interior design. Her students learn how to create uplifting and life changing environments for their future clients through the use of thoughtful design, colour, texture and art. Since meeting her husband Andrew, who has run Lamont Gallery from late 1985, art has become more central to every scheme. Consequently they ensure their clients are presented with an integrated design and art solution. Home and work are at The Organ Factory in London’s fashionable Holland Park. They have transformed this derelict Victorian brick building into a showcase of practical comfort. The historical name has been purposefully reinstated as it encompasses the industry, technology, art and design that have flourished here since 1872. The gallery space with its dramatic gothic-shaped ceiling exhibits contemporary representational paintings and sculpture. It is also used for seminars, design workshops and intimate musical events. Sue began her career in her native Australia, working for large architectural practices in Sydney before establishing her own business in Brisbane. Now settled in London she has a diverse portfolio of projects in the residential, medical, leisure, and commercial markets. With this background she inevitably displays a fusion of international styles and enjoys the eclectic mix of historical and contemporary detail. Sue looks forward to becoming increasingly involved with NEWH and welcoming members to The Organ Factory. Photo Courtesy of Sue Lamont 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - November 2003

NEWH - November 2003
Letter From the Editor
Hospitality News
On the Road Again... IHM&RS Show
Tips on Specs... Guestroom Lighting
Spotlight on the UK
Spotlight on Greater New York
Random Thoughts... Designing Today’s Boutique
Boutique Chain – Is It an Oxymoron?
Developing Boutique Hotels in Historic Structures
Unique Boutiques... The Story of Watertown
Approaching the Design of a Boutique Hotel
What Sets a Boutique Apart from the Rest?
Simplifying CEU’s
Small Business Advice
Industry Partner Education
Sources & Credits

NEWH - November 2003