“I wanted to use a powerful Asian form from which we could extrapolate sensual, natural and
even fecund properties,” says Bangkok-based Alexander Lamont. In the Labellum Sconce,
South African sculptor Astrid Dahl’s clay models of orchids are transformed into bronze sconces
using the lost-wax method; the process takes about eight weeks, including gold-leafing
and LED wiring. The Black Orchid collection is available exclusively through Jean de Merry.