Lee Broom for ‘The Department Store Exhibition’

Lee Broom is one of the UK’s leading product & interior designers. Since 2007 he has released over 75 furniture and lighting products, which he designs and manufactures under his own label and has created more than 20 products for other brands.  He has also designed over 40 commercial retail, restaurant, bar and residential interiors.

He has won more than 20 awards including the prestigious British Designer of the Year Award in 2012 and won his 4th award in 3 consecutive years in the British Design Awards for his renowned lighting product, the ‘Crystal Bulb’ in 2013.

In April 2015 Lee Broom received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The company received the award in the category of International Trade, in recognition of achieving significant international growth and increased year on year export figures.

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A supporter of British manufacturing techniques, Broom designs, manufactures and retails his own collections, in addition to collaborating with leading brands including Christian Louboutin, Mulberry and Matthew Williamson.

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. Fashion is still a great source of inspiration and The Guardian commented, “Lee Broom is to furniture what Marc Jacobs or Tom Ford are to fashion.”

Suspended from above, two brass plated steel circular hoops join to create the Hanging Hoop Chair, with a seat and backrest upholstered in Kvadrat wool, one of the modern artist’s pieces that will transform a street of disused shops into a fake department store to present 20 new products in Milan next month.

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Taking over take over Via Alfredo Cappellini, Lee Broom will create the exhibition of his largest collection to date during Milan’s design week.

“I wanted to explore all the things that inspire me right now, from new materials, vivid colours, pop culture, craft culture, techniques from the past and shapes from the future,” said Broom. “All of which to be housed in my very own Department Store.”

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Dimensions: dia. 1125mm d 480mm

Materials: Brushed brass plated steel

Fabric: Kvadrat Divina – it can be order in any colour