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#MilanIndesign2018: Lee Broom’s Moody Observatory Marks A New Direction

The first of the brand’s planned trilogy of exhibitions showcasing its new lighting collections this year, Observatory presents seven of Lee Broom’s most progressive work to date.

  • Orion Pendant Lights

  • Eclipse table lamp

  • Eclipse pendant lights

  • Eclipse wall lights

  • Tidal table lamp

  • Lee Broom with the Aurora chandeliers



BY Asih Jenie

20 April, 2018


Presented inside a-250-square-metre gallery inside the heritage building at Via Lovanio 6 in the heart of the Brera Design District, Lee Broom‘s Observatory presents seven products from the brand’s four new collections for 2018. 

Displayed in a moody, minimalist setting, the seven lighting objects are a culmination of a two-year design and development period. And they mark a new direction for the brand. 

“This new collection has been a fascinating journey for me,” says Broom. “I wanted to create a celestial collection of sculptural lighting which is progressive and experimental using the latest LED technology.”

In addition to the latest LED lighting design, the products also use custom-designed bulbs that Broom developed in-house. 

Inspired by celestial forms and events, the lighting objects are said to be Broom’s most progressive work to date. They include pieces from four collections: Eclipse, Orion, Aurora and Tidal

Four of the seven products are from the Eclipse collection, which features mirror-polished stainless steel and acrylic discs that interact, intersect, eclipse and reveal its illumination.

Eclipse is available as a single pendant light, chandelier, table light and surface light with sculptural silhouette and a mobile-like quality that changes depending on the angle of its viewers. 

The Orion pendant light comprises simple modular tube lights and spheres composed both vertically and horizontally. Orion presents a play of flowing and solid, reflective gold surfaces.

 

Meanwhile, Tidal is a polished chrome and opaque acrylic table lamp comprising two hemispheres that appear to be pulled apart to reveal its light. 

And Aurora is a scalable chandelier comprises layers of light rings created from linear LED light with diameters ranging from 40 centimetres to 1.5 metres, lending infinite adaptations.   

In a departure from the conventional design week model where products are previewed months ahead of its actual availability in the market, products from Observatory are available to purchase immediately in-store and online, offering clients instant access to the collection. 

After its Milan debut, the exhibition will travel to New York in May for NYCxDesign 2018 and to London Design Festival in September, where more pieces from the collections will be revealed.  

In Singapore, Lee Broom is available from Space


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