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About Lee Broom

Lee Broom is one of the UK’s leading product and interior designers.

In his career, he has launched numerous furniture and lighting collections, designed over 40 retail, restaurant and bar interiors and has won more than 20 awards including the ELLE Decoration British Design Award for Crystal Bulb in October 2012 and ‘Designer of the Year 2011/ 2012’ at the British Design Awards in November 2011. His work has been featured internationally in most major broadsheet and interior design publications.

Lee Broom founded his own label in 2007 and designs, manufactures and retails his own collections, collaborates with other brands and designs unique interiors. The importance of the manufacturing process is integral to Broom’s philosophy.  A supporter of British manufacturing techniques, Broom works closely with specialist traditional craftsman from the initial concept to final production runs. His meteoric rise has seen him dubbed “the pin up of British manufacturing” by The Times.

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. 

Lee Broom products are now retailed in stores in over 30 countries.  Following the launch of his collection ‘Salon’ ,The Guardian commented: “Lee Broom is to furniture what Marc Jacobs or Tom Ford are to fashion”

BROOM IN BRIEF

  • Winner of British Design Award 2012 for Crystal Bulb
  • Winner of ‘Designer of the year Award’ in the British Design Awards 2011
  • Winner of 2 British Design Awards 2010 including ‘Best Product’ and ‘Best Interior’.
  • Designed and curated the Topman Personal Shopping Suite which launched in May 2011
  • Collaborated with Deadgood to produce the ‘Lee Broom is Deadgood’, Parq Life Collection in May 2011
  • Launched and designed the first Lee Broom shop within The Shop at Bluebird in February 2011
  • Winner of the Studio East Award and Westfield Stratford lighting design commission, panelled by Tom Dixon, Tracey Emin and Mary Portas
  • Designed the six piece furniture collection ‘Architrave’ exclusively for Heal’s Rediscovers 2010 range
  • Became the Art & Design Ambassador for the brand Courvoisier in 2010
  • Voted as the 13th most influential person in the bar industry in Theme Magazine’s Top 100 for 2009
  • Designed interiors for the corporate boxes at Wembley Stadium (including for Roman Abramovich) and at Emirates Stadiums 
  • Fans of Lee’s work include Kanye West and British fashion designer Mathew Williamson
  • Lee Broom products now sold at Heals, Liberty, Lane Crawford, Conran, Le Bon Marche and other retailers globally

AWARDS

  • 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
  • Theme Award, Best New Bar, Buffalo, 2007
  • Time Out Bar of the year Award, Lost Society, Clapham, 2006
  • My Chelsea, Best New Bar Award, Rumi Bar, 2005
  • Theme Award, Best New Bar, The Lansdowne, 2005
  • My Hampstead Best Restaurant Award, Mojama 2004
  • Theme Award, Best Chain Bar Award, Bedouin Bar, 2003
  • Theme Award, Best New Bar Award, Bedouin Bar, 2003

NOMINATIONS

  • Homes & Gardens Design Awards, Best Furniture Designer, 2011
  • British Design Awards, Designer of the Year, 2011
  • British Design Awards, Best Product Design, Parq Life Sideboard 2011
  • Elle Decoration British Design Awards, Best Interior Design, Topman Personal Shopping Suite 2011
  • Homes and Gardens Design Awards, Best Product Designer, 2010
  • Time Out Bar of the Year Award, The Lost Angel, 2009
  • Theme Award, One to Watch in Design, 2009
  • Theme Award, Best Venue Design, 10 Feet Tall 2009
  • Class Bar Awards, Best Interior Design Lost Society, 2006
  • Theme Award, Best Interior Design, The Lansdowne, 2005
  • Class Bar Awards, Best Interior Design The Lansdowne, 2005
  • Evening Standard Bar of the Year Award, Nylon 2002

 

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