Ep. 11: Lee Broom

UK-based product and interior designer Lee Broom doesn't just design products or interiors. He puts on a production. In this episode, he entertains us with stories of being a child actor in a Shakespeare company, winning a fashion design competition that led to working with Vivienne Westwood, and designing the most expensive lightbulb you’ll ever buy. His flair for theatre makes an appearance in everything he does, from dramatic light fixtures to design week stunts he always puts on a gorgeous show. 

Portrait by Arthur Woodcroft

Portrait by Arthur Woodcroft

Lee's flair for theatrics started at a young age on the stage, then progressed as he went into fashion design but took a zig into interiors, and then zagged to product. What we love about Lee is that he's able to merge his experiences in other industries by creating spectacles and interactive spaces that engage and delight, from decorated bar installations to mobile showrooms!

“Salone del Automobile” lighting and interior installation inside of a delivery van that Lee drove from London to Milan for Salone del Mobile. 

“Salone del Automobile” lighting and interior installation inside of a delivery van that Lee drove from London to Milan for Salone del Mobile. 

The Crystal Bulb

The Crystal Bulb

Lee's recent popup installation in  New York City called Broom off Broome. Photo by Peter Murdock.

Lee's recent popup installation in  New York City called Broom off Broome. Photo by Peter Murdock.

Lee's multi-colored background isn't the only interesting thing about him: he's charming, witty, and a self-proclaimed perfectionist. And, we discovered that he sometimes designs projects in his sleep - tune in to hear more!

Shadow collection

Shadow collection

Split mirrors

Split mirrors

Hanging Hoop chair

Hanging Hoop chair

The Optical collection

The Optical collection

For more beauty and drama, visit leebroom.com and follow Lee on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Special thanks to Chris Modl of Yore Studio for editing this episode.
Music in this episode courtesy of El Ten Eleven—hear more on Bandcamp.
Shoutout to Jenny Rask for designing the Clever logo.