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 brass finish for the Carousel pendnat, to be launched at Milan Design Week 2014.
Click for more information on Carousel Brass.
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.
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.
The British Business Embassy, developed by the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the centrepiece of the Government’s international business legacy programme.
Design leader and UKTI Business Ambassador, Sir John Sorrell has overseen the selection and creation of the British Business Embassy which will highlight British design talent. Other designers and contributors include Paul Smith, Barber Osgerby, Jasper Morrison, Sir Terrance Conran and Foster & Partners.
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.
The layout complements Coast’s bold and colourful designs, as well as provides an interactive space which inspires and engages whilst offering customers room to relax and browse at their leisure.
The new coast is located at 270, Oxford Street, London W1C 1DT
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.
Lee Broom has launched a brand new product for 2012.
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.
For more information on the Milan Show please contact the studio at email@example.com.
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 complementary mince pie and glass of mulled wine.
The sample sale will take place at our studio from 3pm to 9pm on Thursday 8th December. Click here for the address.
We look forward to seeing you then.
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."
Every year, studios up and down the country eagerly await the short list for ELLE Decoration’s British Design Awards…
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. So this years nominations only cement our previous success. We can officially 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. Opening hours are:
Tuesday 20th September 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 22nd September – Saturday 24th September 10am - 8pm
Sunday 25th September 11am to 6pm
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. We hope you enjoy.