Crafted, Considered Technology
 

# 04

Chamonix Ski Chalet

ENHANCING A DISCERNING PASSION FOR JAZZ AND FILM

 
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INSIGHT

I am passionate about cinema and I love jazz. I need you to create an acoustic environment where the sound is totally faithful to my original Verve, Columbia and BlueNote recordings. I want to feel like I’m in Birdland or a Left Bank jazz club… but in my new Chamonix chalet.

 
 
Our client’s brief
 

Led from London, our involvement formed an integral part of this extraordinary build of a beautiful Chamonix chalet undertaken over 12 months, with our team on site for many weeks.

Created by respected interior designer Nicky Dobree, this stunning property afforded expansive living spaces, six bedrooms, a games room, a 14-seat dedicated cinema, sauna and treatment room. The specification was exacting and that was not missed on the audio visual, cinema and lighting systems Lamont designed and installed. The project was a closely aligned four-way collaboration between Dobree, the contractor, ourselves and the client who engaged on every detail of the project, in particular the music and cinema systems.  

 
 
 
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Lamont designed a complete acoustic treatment for the subterranean cinema – analysed and tested rigorously to achieve the perfect sound as well as picture. To complete the experience, each bespoke leather cinema seat was individually designed from a specialist American company. Every chair was fully automated and adjustable to enable the most comfortable position.

 

I am passionate about films and the movies, and I love jazz music... oh, by the way, on vinyl.

 

Working closely with the lighting designer Alex Stileman, Lamont collaborated by installing a Lutron-controlled lighting system throughout the chalet and, with British manufacturer Meridian Audio, we developed a bespoke control program for sourcing streamed music and film content that was specifically written for our client. 

Being a vinyl junkie, our client’s collection of classic jazz recordings was extensive – he exclaimed with great pleasure that his first weekend stay at the chalet was celebrated with Miles Davis on the record player and a fine bottle of French wine.  

 
 
 

As a jazz lover myself this was a bit of a dream project. The end result was fantastic, testament to the four-way collaboration.

Angus Gibson, Director, Lamont
 
KEY WORKS

Meridian Audio
Acoustic treatment
Cinema
 

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