It’s hard to believe a year ago I was attending the London Design Festival and visiting amazing showrooms. How can a year go so quickly? One showroom tour I really enjoyed was Lee Broom in Shoreditch.
This year Lee Broom launched a new collection of lighting and objects at Electra House, his flagship store, under the tongue in cheek title, ‘Nouveau Rebel.’
“I named the collection Nouveau Rebel as it is a material favored by the traditional art world and also the nouveau riche. I like the tipping point between these two worlds, and I wanted to create contemporary products that use the material in new ways whilst referencing 80’s styling and traditional production methods”
The lighting features diffusers made from hollowed out Carrera marble. A light source inside illuminates the stone’s veined surface from behind.
The collection includes Chamber pendant lights, a spherical Dome light and a linear light called Tube.
The Tube Light is made from a cylindrical piece of marble that is just six-millimetres thick along its length, with LED bulbs inside and bronze caps on each end.
“It’s a marble take on a fluorescent light,” said Broom. “It’s probably the difficult piece in the collection to make because its using one long piece of marble.”