A performance of lights
Lee Broom is one of the UK’s leading product designers and a premium global design brand.
In the universe of Lee Broom’s curious creations, dramatic lighting takes centre stage. It makes sense: the UK-based product designer regularly pulls inspiration from his background in theatre and fashion, ensuring every collection expresses a tailored narrative. After winning a design competition at age 17, Broom went on to work for legendary fashion designer Vivienne Westwood before transitioning into product and interior design—a move that would forever shape his appreciation for high-quality materials and innovative forms.
Illuminated glass Christmas tree created for British restaurant Aqua Shard
Today, Lee Broom is a global design brand known for exquisite lighting solutions, furniture and sculptural installations. Creativity in presentation is a distinguishing element, as seen in the illuminated glass Christmas tree created for British restaurant Aqua Shard or custom interiors and products for brands such as Christian Louboutin and Mulberry.
Left: Eclipse Light, Center: Tidal Table Lamp, Right: Aurora Chandelier
Sculptural LED lighting is fundamental to the studio’s repertoire. Consider Lee Broom’s Observatory family, a series of LED lights as mesmerizing as the solar system. The stellar-inspired range plays with shape, proportion and light refraction through four designs aptly named Orion, Eclipse, Tidal and Aurora. The customizable Orion is a modular tube light accented with solid polished gold spheres or solid gold tubes.
Orion Globe Light and Orion Tube Light
Two versions—the Orion Globe Light and Orion Tube Light—can be hung horizontally or vertically to create a variety of compositions. Eclipse (available as a chandelier, pendant light, table or wall lamp) combines mirror-polished chrome steel and acrylic discs to simultaneously obscure and refract light, creating a diffused glow. In keeping with the theme, Tidal is a polished chrome and opal acrylic table lamp formed out of two hemispheres appearing to be pulled apart by an invisible gravitational force. Last but not least, Aurora performs as a “scalable chandelier,” allowing for a limitless constellation of ring lights.
Lee Broom’s new Aurora chandelier
The cohesive collection evokes the ethereal quality of Lee Broom’s previous light installations. For the London Design Festival 2016, the designer turned his store into an illuminated exhibit to display his Optical collection (inspired by the 1960s Op Art movement) alongside wall-to-wall infinity mirrors. And yet, the brand always manages to surprise audiences, yielding a figurative standing ovation for every new creation.
Optical Lights set up at London Design Festival.
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Lee Broom comes to LightForm Toronto to celebrate the Canadian debut of his new collection, OBSERVATORY. Join us for an up close and personal with Lee Broom. Conversation and Q&A moderated by AZURE magazine.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
6 – 8pm
267 Niagara Street, Toronto
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