The corporate offices for LaMont Home are located right along the Mississippi River, not too far from where this photo was taken. As you can imagine, our office is pretty peaceful, tucked back along the bluff amongst the trees…
…a much different world from our showroom in the heart of Manhattan where you wait longer in line at Starbucks than it takes most of our employees to drive to work everyday! Twice a year our peaceful office hums with pre-market excitement. It all starts with product development, and proceeds through rounds of pricing and samples trying to perfect the products to our high standards. Once product development is satisfied with the results, then the real fun begins. From taking samples to our photography studio and shooting endless photos, to editing images, laying out pages upon pages of catalogs, and costing each item, the process to get everything ready to ship out the door to the showroom is a long one. Luckily our team knows the drill and works hard to make sure everything ends up in the showroom on time.
You probably know us for our Athena hampers. I asked 4 employees who have each worked here for more than 20 years how long we have been making these hampers. After several seconds of silence and thoughtful looks, I received the same response… “Forever”. Classics never die, and Athena is definitely a classic.
We also recognize the fact that staying current is key to navigating the changes in the market over the years. Along the way we have been keeping up with trends that our customers want, and that fit with the current market atmosphere. From bedding, to high end storage, and innovations in domestic manufacturing, the LaMont Home design team is always one step ahead of the game.
During Market week, we extend an invitation to our showroom on 5th Avenue to all of our business partners - both familiar faces and new ones. We look forward to having an opportunity to show you our exciting new 1530 line, bedding that steps outside of the box with exciting new colors, and a new adventure in product development in the bath category.
Contact Jennifer Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 800.553.5621 and she will be more than happy to give you showroom information, and set up an appointment time that works with your schedule.
Stay tuned for updates from market and photos from our team’s adventures in NYC!