Lee Broom
Lee Broom Portrait Image credit Arthur Woodcroft2

About Lee Broom

Lee Broom is one of the UK’s leading product designers and a premium global design brand. With his highly original brand of luxury furniture and lighting designs, his work is recognised and retailed across the globe. Since he founded the company in 2007, Broom has created over 100 furniture, accessory and lighting pieces, all of which are designed, manufactured and retailed under the Lee Broom brand. Broom has also designed products and interiors for other leading global brands including Christian Louboutin and Mulberry. Most recently Broom has created a prestige collection of Jasperware for British heritage brand Wedgwood, collaborated on the design of the prestigious 5th Avenue menswear windows for US department store Bergdorf Goodman and created an illuminated sculptural glass Christmas tree for contemporary British restaurant aqua shard. Broom’s designs combine craft, heritage and modernity and can be seen in restaurants, hotels and bars across the world as well as gracing magazine covers and newspapers internationally. They are at the same time unique and also familiar; taking classical styles and traditional materials Broom reinterprets them in new and contemporary ways always with an unexpected edge.

Having started out in theatre school, a beginning which has greatly influenced the sense of drama and narrative that his collections create, Broom’s career took a change of direction after he won a fashion design competition at the age of 17. This led him to meet and then go onto work for the legendary designer Vivienne Westwood, after which he studied for a degree in fashion design at Central St Martins. Fashion is still a great source of inspiration and The Guardian commented, “Lee Broom is to furniture what Marc Jacobs or Tom Ford are to fashion.” Taking inspiration from his background in fashion design, Broom strives to embrace and explore new themes whist keeping an overarching house style. Using the highest quality materials including marble from Carrara and crystal from the Czech Republic, Broom works with manufactures to constantly evolve and innovate and lead on traditional production techniques. Presenting his collections each year in Milan, New York and London Design Weeks, he has gained a reputation for creating conceptual dynamic installations which are surreal, experiential and always unexpected.

Making design a successful global business Lee Broom’s products are retailed in over 250 stores in 48 countries around the world alongside his own flagship showrooms in London and New York. Award winning, Broom has won over 20 awards to date including the prestigious British Designer of the Year Award in 2012 and The Queen’s Award for Enterprise presented by Her Majesty The Queen in 2015 at Buckingham Palace. Most recently Lee Broom was acknowledged as one of London’s most influential people by The London Evening Standard in their Progress 1000 list 2017. 

 Lee Broom has been described by The Financial Times as “Among the most respected British Talents”.

 

    AWARDS

  • The London Evening Standard Progress 1000, London's Most Influential People 2017
  • AD Great Design Award, Mini Crescent Chandelier, 2017
  • Departures Magazine Top 100, Lee Broom for Design and Technology, 2017
  • FX Design Awards, Product Designer of the Year Award, 2016
  • Homes and Gardens Designer Awards, Lighting Designer of the Year, 2016
  • Wallpaper* Design Awards, Best Divine Inspiration, Chapel Light, 2016
  • Wallpaper* Design Awards, Power 200 List of International Designers, Top 20 Under 40, 2015
  • Queen's Award for Enterprise, International Trade, 2015
  • Milano Design Awards, Top 15 Shows for 'The Department Store Exhibition', 2015
  • Wallpaper* Design Awards, Best Breakfast in Bed, On The Rock Glass, 2015
  • British Design Award, Crystal Bulb, 2012
  • Grand Prix Strategies du Design, Best Design & Packaging, Ballantine’s 12 Year Old, 2012
  • British Design Awards, Designer of the Year Award, 2011
  • The Independent Top 50 UK Best Bars, No. 9 Nightjar, 2011
  • British Design Awards, Best Product Design, Carpetry Sideboard 2010
  • British Design Awards, Best Interior Design, Coquine Bar 2010
  • Studio East Award for Product Design in association with Westfield Stratford 2010
  • Brand Ambassador Award for Art and Design for Courvoisier 2010
  • 13th Most Influential person in bar industry, Theme Magazine 2009
  • Top 25 Most Influential in bar industry, Night magazine 2009
  • The Independent top 50 UK Best Bars, No. 11 Lost Society, 2009
  • The Independent top 50 UK Best Bars, No. 50 Arts Theatre Club, 2009
  • Courvoisier Future 500 Award in association with The Observer 2008
  • GQ magazine, 100 Best things in the world List, The Valmont club 2007

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