This year, British designer Lee Broom had the honor of being invited by Maison&Objet to share his work in an exhibition that featured iconic pieces, fresh developments, and collaborations from some of Britain’s top designers. For the “British Capsule” Broom included his new Divine Inspiration collection of lighting, as well a selection of complementary furniture and decor.
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“We are thrilled to be selected to join the British capsule at Maison&Objet. In the spirit of Maison’s theme ‘Take Care’, we are showing an edited selection of pieces that bring a sense of the comfort of the home combined with an element of spirituality and mysticism,” Broom declared.
Inspired by the light and shadows created by lancet windows found in church arches, the highlight of the exhibit is Broom’s four meter tall Hail light. The elongated aluminum elements and reeded glass lightbulbs are asymmetrically placed, while its impressive size adds to the drama.
Alongside Hail were the Vesper Duo lights. Dramatic in their own right, Vesper’s prolific design leans on the simple geometry of Brutalist sculpture and modernist cathedral lighting. (The shared inspiration between Hail and Vesper doesn’t go unnoticed.) Using extruded aluminum, the lighting’s rectangular cube-like shapes are joined together by illuminated spheres.
Broom’s portion of the exhibit resembles a dining room setup, using light greys and brushed silvers to create a modern calm. His round Musico Table and Musico Chairs make a statement with their hand-bent, twisted stainless-steel tubes. Two Fulcrum Candlesticks, made in Nero Marquina Marble, reside on each side of the booth. And reflecting it all back on the viewer is the Split Mirror hanging on the back wall. With a precisely cut vertical slice that’s shifted upward, it reveals an unexpected oak-trimmed view of the black frame.
To learn more, visit leebroom.com.