Lee Broom is delighted to announce ‘OBSERVATORY’ – a striking new exhibition of lighting for Salone Del Mobile 2018. The new collection is our most progressive body of work to date, with new stellar-inspired designs playing with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, sculptural, spherical forms and the refraction and reflection of light. OBSERVATORY will be showcased in the Brera Design District. In a significant departure from the conventional design week model of previewing new designs several months before they go on sale, products from OBSERVATORY will be available to purchase immediately in-store and online, offering customers instant access to the show and the collection for the first time.
Location: Via Lovanio, 6 Milano, 20121 (Brera)
Dates: Wednesday 18th April – Saturday 21st April, 10am – 8pm | Sunday 22nd April, 10am - 6pm
We are delighted to present our new branding and new website to launch this new era of Lee Broom. After celebrating a decade of design last year with a string of limited edition products and experiential shows, 2018 marks a new direction for Lee Broom. We look forward to sharing this with you in the coming months starting with Milan Design Week in April next month.
Lee Broom is delighted to be awarded a prestigious Wallpaper* award for Broomware, his collaboration with Wedgwood. Lee Broom teamed up with iconic British luxury brand Wedgwood, to create a capsule collection of limited-edition vases and bowls, inspired by Wedgwood’s 250-year design heritage. The collaboration celebrates the values of design, British craftsmanship and innovation by using the famous Jasperware, taking cues from iconic historical pieces. Lee Broom looked to the Wedgwood archive and archetypal designs to produce thoroughly cutting-edge versions of timeless classics.
Designed by master mixologist Agostino Perrone and served in a special glass by Lee Broom for Tanqueray 10, the 'Lee Broom Cocktail' features a splendid concoction of the finest ingredients that symbolize the key pillars of hospitality. The Cocktail is available at the Connaught bar during December and the collaboration Tanqueray 10 Martini glass is available to purchase from the Lee Broom online store.
This festive season, Lee Broom with global design brand Nude unveil ‘The Tree of Glass’ for contemporary British restaurant aqua shard, located on the 31st floor of The Shard. Designed by Lee Broom ‘The Tree of Glass’ is an illuminated sculptural take on a traditional Christmas tree inspired by the striking architecture of The Shard and its iconic silhouette on the London skyline. Comprising 245 hand-blown glass LED pendant lights (each available for sale for £150 with £100 going to the British Red Cross) float in a formation at just under 30-feet in height.
We are delighted to announce that The London Evening Standard has named Lee Broom one of London’s most influential people in their annual Progress 1000 list 2017. The list which was announced today, celebrates London’s most influential people across politics, business, finance, retail, hospitality, media, arts, design and entertainment. It is a huge honour to receive such a prestigious accolade alongside so many other inspiring Londoners.
From 20th - 24th September 2017 we will celebrate our 10th London Design Festival by unveiling ‘ON REFLECTION’. Discover a darker dimension as we reflect on our decade in design with an installation of some of our most iconic designs reimagined in all-black. Presented in the Shoreditch flagship store, which for one week only will be totally transformed in to a tableau, the installation will surprise visitors with a surreal and modern twist.
Lee Broom features on the front cover of this month’s Monitor magazine. The feature length article celebrates Lee Broom’s decade in design and explores Lee’s background, design ethos and favourite things.
From Shoreditch to Fifth Avenue: Lee Broom has partnered with Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store to create the concept and collaborate on the design of their prestigious Fifth Avenue menswear windows. The windows have been unveiled to coincide with the launch of NYCxDesign 2017 and will run for four weeks until early June. Broom has curate his unique lighting alongside the latest menswear fashion for Summer 2017 including new collections from Thom Browne. The four windows themed ‘Exercise’, ‘Work’, ‘Play' and ‘Explore’ look at the habitual day of a man, curated in a surreal and scenographic style.
Lee Broom will be partnering with Bergdorf Goodman Men’s store to design all four of the prestigious windows on 5th Avenue to coincide with NYCxDESIGN and Frieze 2017. The windows will be unveiled on May 11th until early June. The partnership with the luxury mid-town New York retailer will see Broom curate his unique lighting, furniture and accessories alongside the latest Summer 2017 menswear fashion. The four exclusive windows themed ‘Exercise’, ‘Work’, ‘Play’ and ‘Explore’ will look at the habitual day of a man.
Celebrating a decade of design, Lee Broom will present his ten year anniversary show TIME MACHINE at Salone del Mobile 2017. Set within a disused vault in the famous Milano Centrale train station which forms the new design district #VenturaCentrale TIME MACHINE is a unique and immersive installation which will take visitors on a journey of Broom’s designs from the past ten years, all reimagined in a completely white colour palette and in new finishes. The presentation will seamlessly combine design, drama, movement and illumination, ensuring ‘TIME MACHINE’ is one of Milan’s unmissable events for 2017.
Celebrating a decade of design, Lee Broom will present his ten year anniversary show TIME MACHINE at Salone del Mobile 2017. Set within a disused vault in the famous Milano Centrale train station which forms the new design district Ventura Centrale; TIME MACHINE is a unique and immersive installation which will take visitors on a journey of Broom’s designs from the past ten years, all reimagined in a completely white colour palette and in new finishes. The presentation will seamlessly combine design, drama, movement and illumination. Keeping with the essence of time, we will also be presenting a new exclusive piece in the form of a statuesque Carrara marble grandfather clock. To mark the ten years, all pieces presented at the exhibition will be created as a limited edition of ten, a nod to the past decade and to Lee’s very first collection from 2007 which was also limited edition.
We are delighted to announce the launch of Wedgwood by Lee Broom, a capsule collection of limited edition vases and bowls inspired by Wedgwood’s 250-year heritage. The collaboration between Lee Broom and British luxury brand Wedgwood celebrates the values of design, British craftsmanship and innovation by using the famous Jasperware and taking cues from iconic historical pieces. Being respectful to the classic and iconic Jasperware designs of the past, Broom has taken several classic Wedgwood silhouettes from different periods and stripped back their ornate detailing, introducing post-modern elements to create a collection of strikingly modern designs. The Wedgwood by Lee Broom collection features four designs each a limited edition of 15 and will launch exclusively at Harrods in March 2017.
Lee Broom New York, the new permanent showroom by award winning furniture and lighting designer Lee Broom is now open at 34 Greene Street, Soho New York. The second own branded Lee Broom showroom globally and the first outside of London, the new 800sq ft US space is interconnected to CITE Furniture Showroom in the ornate cast iron front building known to locals as the “Queen of Greene” and is in close proximity to design brands Artemide, Kartell and Boffi. Designed by Broom to reflect the gallery style aesthetic of his Shoreditch London flagship Electra House, it showcases the full collection of UL-listed lighting, furniture and accessories, including classics such as the Crystal Bulb, Hanging Hoop Chair and Tube Light. 34 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013 Opening hours: Mon – Sat 11am until 6pm, Sunday 12pm until 6pm. Telephone number: +1 212 804 8477
On October 6th 2016 the first Lee Broom own branded showroom outside of London will be unveiled in SoHo, New York. Located at 34 Greene Street and inter-connected to CITE Furniture Showroom in the ornate cast iron front building known to locals as the “Queen of Greene”, the new US showroom will range the full collection of Lee Broom furniture, lighting and accessories. Following on from the unprecedented success of his four-week pop-up New York shop ‘Broome Off Broome’ earlier this year in May 2016, which received industry wide acclaim, the new 800 sq ft Manhattan showroom space in the heart of the SoHo design district will be a permanent destination for professionals and consumers.
Our new exhibition OPTICALITY by Lee Broom is now open. Visit us at our Shoreditch flagship store from Wednesday 21th until Sunday 25th September 2016 to see our immersive and surreal exhibition for the London Design Festival 2016. To celebrate the retail launch of the Optical lighting collection the flagship store has been transformed for one week only into a postmodern Op Art experience. ‘Opticality’ invites visitors to step into an immersive optical illusion and journey through an infinity of reflections to discover the new lighting collection. #opticality
From 21th - 25th September 2016 Lee Broom will be unveiling his latest exhibition ‘Opticality’ for the London Design Festival 2016. To celebrate the retail launch of the Optical lighting collection the flagship store will be transformed for one week only into a postmodern Op Art experience. ‘Opticality’ is a surreal installation inviting visitors to step into an immersive optical illusion and journey through an infinity of reflections to discover the collection. Dates: Wednesday 21 September – Sunday 25 September 10am – 7pm Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm Sunday #opticality
‘BROOM OFF BROOME’ the debut New York store by Award-winning British product and interior designer Lee Broom has opened its doors coinciding with the launch of ICFF 2016. Located at 63 Greene Street, just of Broome Street in Soho the store is open for one month until June 10th 2016. Broom’s first own branded store in North America and his second dedicated retail store worldwide, the 2,000 sq ft store showcases over 50 of Lee Broom’s now iconic designs across furniture, accessories and lighting with all lighting UL listed for the US market.
The new lighting range 'Optical' from Lee Broom was showcased at Milan Design Week 2016 in a unique travelling show staged inside Broom’s industrial delivery van. The Optical range reflect Broom’s recent move towards more understated, modern designs. The Op Art-inspired graphic patterns on the illuminated globes echo the asymmetry of some of Broom’s previous designs, such as his Crescent light. When viewed from all sides, Optical’s linear pattern changes at every angle.
The Optical lighting range will be available in September 2016.
‘SALONE DEL AUTOMOBILE’ was last week revealed during Milan Design Week 2016. A unique travelling show staged inside Broom’s industrial delivery van which was driven all the way from the design studio HQ in Shoreditch, East London to the vibrant city of Milan, the van doors opened to reveal a dramatic surreal recreation of a traditional Italian palazzo and showcase the new lighting range ‘Optical’. Named one of the 15 best shows during Milan Design Week 2016, Broom created a totally different compact and unique mobile installation. The interior - all in Lee Broom signature grey - with its ornate columns and architrave is an unexpected backdrop for the graphic new monochrome lighting collection. Highlighted by an illuminated floor, the result was a show-stopping moment. The van pitched up at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, San Gregorio Docet and Design Week institution Bar Basso where Lee Broom hosted a block party. The #MILANVAN continued its journey throughout the week at the city’s other key design hotspots including Brera Design District, MUBA and ZonaTortona, before ending the week at Ventura Lambrate.
Lee Broom has unveiled his latest lighting collection, Optical at Salone Del Mobile 2016. In a unique installation staged inside his studio’s delivery van. You can track the vans locations and its activity throughout Milan Design Week on our website (http://milanvan.com/) or alternatively see our schedule below.
This week we have revealed 'SALONE DEL AUTOMOBILE' by Lee Broom at Milan Design Week 2016. A unique travelling show staged inside our Lee Broom delivery van driven all the way from our studio in Shoreditch, East London to the vibrant Milanese city, our van doors have opened to reveal a dramatic recreation of a traditional Italian palazzo which showcases our new lighting range ‘Optical’.
Each day we will pitch up at key design hotspots around Milan. Follow our journey on www.milanvan.com for exclusive video and behind the scenes footage.
Lee Broom will be unveiling his latest lighting collection, Optical at Salone Del Mobile 2016. In a unique installation staged inside his studio’s delivery van, driven all the way to Milan from his London HQ, the mobile installation, called "Salone del Automobile", will pitch up on different days in the city’s key design hotspots, including Brera Design District, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, ZonaTortona, San Gregorio Docet, Ventura Lambrate and more. You can track the vans locations and its activity throughout Milan Design Week on our website. Updates to follow.
We are delighted to announce the launch of Lee Broom’s New York store, Broom Off Broome. Named for its location off Broome Street in Soho, the store will be Broom’s first own branded store in North America and his second dedicated retail store worldwide. Opening its doors during May at New York Design Week 2016 for one month until June 2016, the store will showcase the full collection of Lee Broom UL-listed lighting, furniture and accessories. To celebrate the opening Broom will release a new lighting product exclusive to the US market.
Just announced in the latest issue of Wallpaper* magazine, Lee Broom’s Chapel Light has been given a coveted Wallpaper* Design Award in the category of ‘Best Divine Inspiration’
Launched at The Department Store exhibition in 2015, utilising a thousand-year old technique, Chapel Light houses the geometric pattern of a hand-crafted stained glass window beneath a black metal dome, casting a warm and colourful light.
Lee Broom features on the front cover of this month’s Harper’s Bazaar Interiors magazine. The article explores Lee’s background and design ethos and contains an exclusive photo shoot at his London apartment. Read more online by clicking on the link below:
The Flower Shop is now open and to celebrate the new store layout and the London Design Festival we will be offering a 10% discount on all Lee Broom products in store with exception of our new Podium Vases. The Flower Shop is open until this Sunday so please pop by!
To be released at London Design Festival in our flagship store on Wednesday 23rd September, podium is a collection of vases which play with the sculptural quality of balance. Combining solid marble with transparent glass, they continue Lee Broom’s fascination with bringing together opposing materials to create playful yet elegant pieces. Each of the three glass vessel shapes, globe, bowl and cylinder, is interchangeable between the round Carrara marble and square Marquina marble bases, allowing the components to be selected in any combination desired.
Available exclusively at our flagship store in Shoreditch or the Lee Broom store online, podium creates an impact whether filled with displays of flowers or left empty as a decorative element of beautiful materiality.
For London Design Festival, Lee Broom will be transforming there flagship store into 'The Flower Shop'. For more details, see below.
To celebrate the launch of Lee Broom’s debut collection of vases, for one week only during The London Design Festival, his flagship store will become ‘The Flower Shop’. Available exclusively at the store, the ‘Podium’ vases will take centre stage in an immersive floral display throughout the store which will be completely re-designed for the event. Following the success of his recent award winning Milan show ‘The Department Store’, Lee Broom will also be presenting his new 25 piece collection for the first time in London. Furniture, lighting and accessories will be presented in glass display cases and on marble plinths surrounded by a sweeping display of fresh flowers inspired by Broom’s collections. In the basement of The Flower Shop will be The Flower Shop Kitchen where acclaimed food writer Pip McCormac will be creating edible floral treats from his book ‘The Herb & Flower Cookbook’ during the week. #broominbloom
Lee Broom visited Buckingham Palace last week to receive The Queen’s Award for Enterprise from Her Majesty The Queen. The Queen's Award is the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The announcement of this prestigious award was made in April this year.
Lee says, "We are delighted to have received The Queen's Award for Enterprise and honoured to have met Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on the occasion. This recognition is wonderfully meaningful and a true career highlight.”
We received the award in the category of International Trade, in recognition of achieving significant international growth and increased year on year export figures. We would like to thank all our customers and dealers who have contributed to this award.
We wil be holding our first sample sale in over two years in just under two weeks time. With up to 75% off products and with limited availability on stock, be sure to get there early. Everyone is invited.
Date and Time:
Friday 3rd July 11am - 7pm
Saturday 4th July 10am - 6pm
Lee Broom Studio, 93 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY
(Next door to Lee Broom Store)
This month On Office Magazine chose Lee Broom to be there cover boy for their Milan Design Week Edition. Describing his Department Store inspired show as ‘thrilling’, On Office speaks to Lee about his new work, his inspirations and future plans in this seven page article http://www.onofficemagazine.com/people/item/4007-lighting-star-the-stratospheric-rise-of-lee-broom
We are delighted to announce that we have been honoured with The Queen's Award for Enterprise - the UK’s highest accolade for business success. Announced today, we receive the award for International Trade, in recognition of achieving significant international growth and increased year on year export figures. We thank all of our customers whom we serve in over 40 different countries across the globe for their important contribution to this award.
We are delighted that The Department Store has been named as one of the 15 best shows during Milan Design Week 2015. With over 1,200 shows around the city this year it is a major achievement and one of which we are very proud.
The Department Store has opened for Milan Design Week, taking over a row of disued shops to create a faux store in which to launch Lee Broom's latest collection of over twenty new products.
Via Alfredo Cappellini 16, 20124 Milano - April 14-19 - 10am-7pm
View the video of the show now: The Department Store
Italy’s major news publication Corriere Della Sera have released a one page article on Lee broom one week ahead of the launch of Milan design and our upcoming exhibition The Department Store. The prestigious newspaper discussing The Department Store inspiration and concept as well as details on the new collection.
Lee Broom transforms a street of disused shops to create 'The Department Store', his largest exhibition to date with the launch of over twenty new products presented as an immersive journey through a dramatic series of interconnected department store-inspired sets.
Via Alfredo Cappellini 16, 20124 Milano
April 14-19 2015 - 10am-7pm
The Resident Magazine caught up with Lee Broom to discuss all aspects of his interiors and product design since starting out in 2007 as well as discussing his latest fashion collaboration with Clarks.
We are delighted that Old Tom & English has been nomintated for Best Interior at the inaugural GQ Food and Drink Awards 2015, alongside some of the UK's most illustrious dining establishments. Fingers crossed for the results announced at the end of April.
On The Rock has been featured in the Wallpaper* magazine Design Awards 2015 in the 'Best Breakfast In Bed' category.
This glassware collection has been incredibly popular since its launch and it is a great honour to receive such recognition.
We are delighted to have be the cover star for this weekend’s edition of The Financial Times How to Spend It Magazine. The four-page feature focuses on the stratospheric rise of Lee Broom and the opening of his first ever store Electra House. Link to the article here http://howtospendit.ft.com/home-accessories/44653-va-va-broom
In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Lee talks about his latest interior design project Old Tom and English in Soho as well as previous projects which have lead to his success in the world of design. Images of Old Tom and English can be found in the Projects.
We are very excited that our most recent collection, Nouveau Rebel, made it's New York debut on the 21st November at the fantastic The Future Perfect store in Manhattan.
The whole collection is now on display, pop in and see the new products in person!
Old Tom & English is now open and taking reservations. Situated on Wardour Street in Soho, Lee Broom's latest interiors project is a unique bar and restaurant serving modern British food, vintage cocktails and curated wines.
Opening next month, Old Tom & English is our latest interiors project; a restaurant and cocktail lounge in the heart of London's Soho. Lee Broom has designed the complete venue concept, from interior and branding through to furniture, lighting and elements of service.
Our latest collection, Nouveau Rebel, was launched at Electra House during London Design Festival 2014, presented in an innovative installation inviting the visitor to take an immersive journey through the space to discover the collection displayed on graphic plinths hidden from immediate view and set within a dramatic curtained maze.
More images can be found on our Facebook page below:
Lee Broom will launch his new collection - Nouveau Rebel - during London Design Festival 2014 at his flagship store, Electra House.
Nouveau Rebel is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the cultural associations of marble, the collection’s core material.
Opening Times for LDF 17 to 21 September; Wed – Sat : 10.00 to 19.00 & Sun : 11.00 to 18.00
Our brand new Lee Broom S/S 2013 brochure is now available to view online and to download. Featuring inspirational images of our entire collection, including all the recently launched products such as On The Rock, we also have newspaper versions available in our store.
To view the brochure please click below:
A new polished gold finish for the Carousel pendant, to be launched at Milan Design Week 2014.
Lee Broom will launch the stunning new glasssware collection ‘On The Rock’ during Milan Design Week 2014.
Spazio Pontaccio, Via Pontaccio 18, 20121 Milan
April 9: 11am-5pm
April 10-13: 10am-8pm
This month has seen the unveiling of a dramatic installation of Lee Broom lighting in the glamourous 'Wonder Room' at Selfridges.
Using over 300 pendants from the Crystal Bulb and Decanterlight collections, a cascade of lights wrap around the central circulation space, creating a sparkling focal point for the department store’s most prestigious space.
Mark's Bar is a mobile cocktail bar designed by Lee Broom for Selfridges. Currently nestled in the Men's Shoe Galleries, the main elements are a sideboard, a hostess trolley and a tall-boy drawer set in polished walnut and brushed brass.
More project information and images can be seen here.
Lee Broom’s stunning Crystal Bulb Table Lamp adds a touch of luxury to any space and this Christmas, for a limited time only, a special complimentary engraving service of up to 3 initials can be added to the 24 carat gold plated base as an extra personal touch.
This exclusive offer is only available from the Lee Broom Store from 15 November to 15 December 2013, priced at £220 per lamp including delivery within the UK.
Please contact us for more information.
Carousel is inspired by the merry-go-round ride of a traditional British fairground and uses 30 x LED lighting elements to create a spectacular ring of light.
See more information here.
The first accessory pieces in the Lee Broom range, Fulcrum are a pair of sculptural and monolithic candlesticks whose cylindrical stem appears to balance on a central sphere.
Now in stock and available to order.
See more information here.
Launched during London Design Festival 2013, OLO Wood reinterprets the form of the original One Light Only collection in solid walnut.
See more information here.
Morgans Hotel Group have just opened 'Henry', a new cocktail bar at the famous Hudson Hotel in New York and used Lee Broom's iconic Electric Louis chair in a uniquely imaginative way. Mounting it to the ceiling, on which the hotel has restored the original fresco by Franceso Clemente, creates intrigue and drama within this wonderful space.
Christian Louboutin in Harrods, with unique Lee Broom interiors is now open.
The white-fanned entrance mimics a shop window with inspiration from the Covent Garden Opera House, and the striking tiling was enthused by the décor of the London Underground. The space radiates luxury and glamour for that unique shopping experience for every customer from all over the world.
The new flagship Lee Broom store, Electra House, is now open permanently to the public. The store showcases Lee Broom's range of lighting, furniture and accessories, including our latest additions: Fulcrum, One Light Only Wood and Carousel.
Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 18.00, Saturday: 11.00 - 18.00
Our brand new Lee Broom A/W 2013 brochure is now available to view online and to download. Featuring inspirational images of our entire collection, including all the recently launched products, we also have newspaper versions available in our store.
To view the brochure please click below:
Lee Broom is delighted to announce the opening of Electra House, our first store in the heart of Shoreditch during the London Design Festival 2013. The new showroom will present the complete Lee Broom range of lighting and furniture in unexpected ways.
Opening Times for LDF 18 to 22 September; Wed – Sat : 10.00 to 20.00 & Sun : 11.00 to 18.00
Normal hours : Mon to Fri : 10.00 to 18.00
Lee caught up with Disegno Magazine ahead of the launch of Electra House our first flagship store in Shoreditch. In an exclusive film he discusses the new space, his latest pieces launching during London Design Week and the history of the building itself, which is rooted in Design.
Crane.tv popped by to interview Lee and get a sneak preview of the new store before it opens. They shot a film of all the activies at Electra House and gained an insight in to the workings of Lee Broom.
View the full interview here.
In advance of the opening of Lee Broom's first store, Electra House, The New York Times has published a feature on the space in their ‘Currents’ section, entitled ‘In London, Crystal Amid the Brick’. Journalist Rima Suqi was given a tour of the new store by Lee prior to the launch in September during the London Design Festival.
In September this year, Lee Broom will launch his first store in Shoreditch. Lee says “Our new store at Electra House is a culmination of our growth and success over the past five years and it will allow us to continue to curate new and exciting installations, as well as creating an innovative and unique showroom space.” The name Electra House is derived from the building’s past, rich in furniture manufacturing and where electroplating was carried out on Le Corbusier sofas.
Lee Broom is delighted to have been commissioned by iconic French shoe designer, Christian Louboutin to design his new store at Harrods, London which opened last month. Lee Broom is thrilled to have been appointed by Louboutin for this special project, ‘It has been an honour to design the new store for Christian Louboutin in Harrods, one of the most famous shopping destinations in Britain. I have enjoyed drawing on my fashion background and creating a magical space that has a real sense of drama and escapism.’ Broom’s concept is glamorous and elegant, capturing the spirit of Christian Louboutin whilst giving the space a quintessentially British twist. The store celebrates Louboutin’s theatricality, offering the customer a magical shopping experience.
Lee Broom and Commercial Director, Charles Rudgard were invited to the Houses of Parliament to speak at an event on the terrace to mark World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April 2013. Lee & Charles shared the platform with Pete Wishart MP - Vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for IP, Luke Johnson - Chairman of Risk Capital Partners, Dids Macdonald - ACID’s Chief Executive and John Alty - Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The audience of around eighty business people and parliamentarians were invited to hear an insight into the IPO’s programme aimed at supporting innovative small businesses and hear from Lee & Charles how IP issues affect design businesses and in particular the damage that can be done when other businesses copy new designs and produce cheap imitations. The event also marked Lee's appointment as an Ambassador for ACID (Anti Copying in Design) the organisation for designers and manufacturers who believe in original design.
For Milan Design Week, Lee Broom will bring the Crystal Bulb Shop to Spazio Pontaccio in the Brera District. First presented during the 2012 London Design Festival, Broom’s installation is a contemporary take on a traditional general store with a surrealist twist. The Milan shop will create an immersive environment while showcasing a series of new products based on the Crystal Bulb. Broom will have a dedicated area in Spazio Pontaccio transforming the space with a stunning installation and retail shop complete with its own entrance and shopfront. Broom is part of a select group of internationally renowned designers including Nendo and Piero Lissoni who will present new products at Spazio Pontaccio. In Milan, Lee Broom will expand the Crystal Bulb range, launching a frosted version of the bulb, a chandelier and table light. The Crystal Bulb Shop will remain on view at Spazio Pontaccio until the end of May.
Lee Broom launches his debut collection of glassware entitled 'Half Cut', to be sold in the UK exclusively at Liberty. 'Half Cut' intergrates the unused crystal stoppers from Broom’s Decanterlight collection which have been gathered over the years.
The decanter stoppers have been transformed into bases of the glassware for this stunning three-piece collection, serving both as a functional and decorative element for each glass. The original decanters are individually sourced from antique markets and shops throughout London making each stopper and therefore each glass entirely unique. Each stopper is polished, cut and then fused with a hand blown lead crystal vessel which forms the glass and etched on the bottom with the signature Lee Broom crest.
Lee Broom says of the new collection, “With each vintage drinks decanter that is purchased to create our Decanterlight range, there is always a crystal stopper. These little gems have been gathering dust in our warehouse for years whilst I have been considering unique ways in which to re use them. I am delighted that we can finally release this collection, which reinterprets an everyday object while infusing it with a sense of heritage and craftsmanship.”
The collection is available exclusively at Liberty from 14th November.
For the third consecutive year Lee Broom has won in the British Design Awards, this time for his Crystal Bulb released in Milan earlier this year. In 2011 Lee Broom won British Designer of the Year which was voted for by the public. This year the public chose from 30 different designers various products or projects with a final six being chosen as British Design Awards winners. Lee Broom would like to thank everyone who voted for us and for the Crystal Bulb.
We are delighted to announce for the third year in a row we have been nominated in the Elle Decoration British Design Awards 2012.
Our latest lighting piece Crystal Bulb has been nominated amongst 30 other designer products. The very prestigious awards are voted for by the public and it only takes a few minutes to pick your three favourite products from the list of 30.
We would love to for this unique product to be an award winner and would appreciate your support so please vote for the Crystal Bulb at http://www.thebritishdesignawards.com.
Online voting closing soon and the winners will be announced in the December issue of Elle Decoration.
This September British designer Lee Broom will once again completely transform his East London studio during the London Design Festival for what is becoming a studio tradition. The space will be unrecognisable from the year before for this unique event entitled 'The Crystal Bulb Shop', a general store complete with sawdust floor, mahogany counter and a shopkeeper. The Crystal Bulb Shop will be a contemporary take on a general store with a surreal twist. Old shop fittings are juxtaposed with over 200 Crystal Bulbs suspended from the ceiling. Visitors will also be given a unique insight into how the product is manufactured through a short film on the making of the bulb in the Cumbria Crystal factory. Following the hugely successful launch of Crystal Bulb at Lee Broom’s first, Milan solo exhibition Public House at the Salone del Mobile this April, it is set to become one of the designer’s most popular products. Taking inspiration from the delicate craftsmanship of crystal cutting, the Crystal Bulb combines industrial influences with decorative qualities, transforming the everyday light bulb into an ornamental light fitting.
“Each year the London Design Festival provides a great opportunity for me to completely transform my studio and showroom. I’m particularly excited to see my vision of the Crystal Bulb Shop come to life and look forward to opening the doors to the public and design community”, Lee Broom.
The Crystal Bulb will be available to buy at the Crystal Bulb Shop for a special London Design Festival price of £90.
The Crystal Bulb Shop
93 Rivington Street
+44 0207 820 0742
14 – 23 September 2012
10AM – 8PM Monday, Wednesday – Saturday
10AM – 4PM Tuesday
11AM – 6PM Sunday
Launching Tuesday 24th July, Lee Broom will curate a central room in London's historic Lancaster House where The British Business Embassy which will play host to global influential business leaders during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Broom is one of an exclusive number of respected British designers, including Terrance Conran and Ross Lovegrove, invited to atmospherically enhance The British Business Embassy. The magnificent 19th century house will be transformed to showcase modern art and design highlighting the talent of Britain. The Gold Room by Lee Broom is the only room dedicated solely to one designer at Lancaster House. The historic room juxtaposed against Broom’s current collections of modern, contemporary pieces exemplifies the designer’s ethos of connecting the past and the future, the traditional and contemporary.
Lee Broom has collaborated with high street retailer Coast to design their first flagship store on London’s Oxford Street, which opened on 28 June 2012. Broom was appointed at a pivotal and exciting time in the creative development of the brand and has created a fresh new concept whilst capturing the essence of Coast. In designing every aspect of the £1m, 6000 square foot flagship store, Broom draws on his signature style of creating spaces with a sense of drama and escapism.
Lee Broom launched his first, solo exhibition in Milan during the Salone del Mobile last week. Entitled Public House, the show marked the fifth anniversary of the Lee Broom brand, showcasing Broom’s hero pieces in one curated space. Inspired by the age-old institution of the British pub, with a multi-dimensional, surreal twist, Public House brought a truly British experience to Ventura Lambrate. To see images of the Public House exhibition go to the project section of our website.
Crystal Bulb combines industrial influences with decorative qualities, transforming the everyday light bulb into an ornamental light fitting. Broom collaborated with experts at Cumbria Crystal which are the last remaining lead crystal manufacturer in the UK to produce the hand-blown cut Crystal Bulb. This exciting new addition to the lee Broom lighting range keeps true to his signature design ethos of working with British craftsmen. See Crystal Bulb in products for more details on this unique product. To order the Crystal Bulb, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted to announce details of the launch of Lee Broom's first, solo exhibition in Milan during the Salone del Mobile this April. The exhibition entitled 'Public House' will mark the fifth anniversary of the Lee Broom brand, showcasing a selection of our hero pieces in one curated space for the first time. Inspired by the age-old institution of the British pub, with a very surreal twist, 'Public House' will bring a truly British experience to the Ventura Lambrate design district. Reflecting a common theme in Broom’s work, materials used within the exhibition will be of authentic British origin, reclaimed from old pubs. Deconstructed oak panelling, etched glass and a large ornate wooden bar will act as eclectic, statement backdrops to Broom’s British designed and manufactured collections. This cultural amalgam of old meets new is reflected in the collections on show. New pieces, including a striking pendant light and exciting new editions to existing products will complement Lee Broom's core collections showcasing the scope and variety of his work. Public House will also complement the launch of our collaboration with renowned international Scotch whisky, Ballantine’s 12 Year Old. We have designed an exclusive bottle and serving ritual, influenced by vintage crystal whisky decanters with a very modern twist to be launched at the exhibition. Lee Broom comments, “I am very excited to be exhibiting for the first time in Milan. I wanted to showcase my work in a quintessential British environment, creating an experience for visitors which they could usually only experience in the UK.”
'Public House' will launch in the Ventura Lambrate design district and will run from Tuesday 17 April 2012 – Sunday 22 April 2012. Opening times are 10am – 8pm
Via Ventura NR. 20134, Milano.
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For press enquires please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Press can also download the official press release for Public House in the Contact section of this website.
Lee Broom talks about making lamps from crystal decanters and how east London's history and street culture make it an important creative hub in this movie Dezeen filmed for the Stepney Green Design Collection. The Stepney Green Design Collection consists of 10 products selected by Marcus Fairs of Dezeen from creatives who live near to VIVO, a new housing development in the east London district.
In just a couple of weeks we’ll be hosting our first sample sale for four years. It will be a chance for you to purchase a number of Lee Broom’s popular and iconic pieces with up to 75% off original prices. The evening will feature the ever-popular One Light Only and Decanterlight collections, as well as unique offers on a selection of Heritage Boy and Neo Neon products. We recommend that visitors arrive early for the best possible deals, as well as a mince pie and glass of mulled wine. The sample sale will take place at our studio from 3pm to 9pm on Thursday 8th December.
We are delighted to announce that Lee Broom has won the 'Designer of the Year' award at the British Design Awards 2011, organised by ELLE Decoration and in association with The Telegraph. At last year's ceremony, Lee was awarded both Best British Design and Best New Interior at the event. Lee is thrilled to have won Designer of the Year and would like to personally thank everyone who voted for him. He added: "It is a huge honour for me and an exciting end to what has been a great year." www.thebritishdesignawards.com
Every year, studios up and down the country eagerly await the short list for ELLE Decoration’s British Design Award. In 2010, Lee Broom scooped Best British Design for the Heritage Boy collection Carpetry sideboard and Best British Interior for the elegant interior of Coquine restaurant. We can confirm that Lee Broom has been nominated not once, not twice, but three times. This years nominations come in the form of Best British Product Design, for our collaborative efforts with Deadgood for our Parquet sideboard www.deadgoodltd.co.uk, Best British Interior Design, for the stylish update of Topman’s personal shopping suite and finally for Designer of the Year. To vote please log on to: www.thebritishdesignawards.com
As London Design week creeps closer, the Lee Broom studio team have anxiously attended to the final details of the ‘Salon’ 2011 collection. Inspired by the curvaceous lines of 1930s upholstery, the new Salon collection features soft silhouettes contrasted with modern stud detailing. Imagery of the collection can be found in the brand new products section of the website. Or if you would like to admire the final collection in its full glory, and meet and greet all of those involved, please drop into the studio.
Welcome to the new and greatly improved LeeBroom.com. In between battoning down the hatches for London Design Festival, we also found the time to redesign and curate our elegant website. Our new and more functional incarnation allows users to sort by product, links through to the blog site and has easy access to all of our product imagery. Further more, if you happen to be desperately seeking our products you will find a list of our international stockists and in the next couple of weeks you will be able to order products on-line, direct from our London studio.