Designer Lee Broom definitely turned heads with his Decanterlights created for his breakthrough design of London restaurant Coquine, which was recognized with Elle Decoration UK's annual award for best interior. Originally devised from vintage decanters sourced from flea markets, the collection is now fashioned from equally fine hand-cut lead crystal replicas. In Bell, Square and Tulip models, and especially designed to hang in clusters of contrasting shapes. Once again, Lee transports traditional British craftsmanship and references into a sublime contemporary idiom.
Bell: 8.75" h x 5.5" dia (22x13.8cm)
Square: 6" h x 4" l x 4" w (15.5x10x10cm)
Tulip: 7.75" h x 7.7" dia (20x19.5cm)
Lead crystal + brushed brass pendant/ceiling rose + gold fabric cable
E26 fitting/max 40w/50-60hz - bulb not included
“I like the way material can be de rigueur or passé,” says London-based Lee Broom about his fondness for taking traditional materials such as cut crystal or marble and using them in dramatic and often playful ways. With that in mind, UK’s The Guardian says, “Lee Broom is to furniture what Marc Jacobs or Tom Ford are to fashion.” Lee comes by that kind of iconoclasm naturally, having first studied theatre and then switching gears to apprentice with legendary English designer Vivienne Westwood and study fashion at Central St Martins.
Yet his first commissions were for interiors and Lee never looked back, seeing a springboard for his own designs such as the Decanterlight, modeled on vintage crystal and then manufactured with time-honored means. Emerging as a champion of British craftsmanship, his prodigious output of 75-and-counting products and countless interiors in less than 10 years of business recently led to The Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Taking a label from one of his collections, this nouveau rebel no doubt will continue to shake things up.