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, who previously worked with Vivienne Westwood prior to studying fashion at Central St Martins, 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.
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.
The Crystal Bulb Shop – Milan
9th April 2013 – end of May 2013
Spazio Pontaccio - The Design Boutique
Via Pontaccio 18 I-
+39 02 805 7025
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.
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.