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Lee Broom: One Light Only

An up-and-coming British designer launches an Art Deco-inspired lighting line

by Richard Prime in Design on 30 July 2010

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One of Britain's most exciting young designers, Lee Broom, launches his fourth collection, One Light Only, at the London Design Festival this September. With last year's Heritage Boy collection gathering praise from fellow designers and press alike, Broom's latest collection sees him tackle a wider audience with a more affordable selection of offerings.

"With OLO I've taken a different design approach; I wanted to create a range which is accessible and affordable," explains the designer, noting that his previous work has been aimed more at the design-as-investment market. Drawing on his years in the fashion business (he cites Art Deco jewelry and late '70s fashion photography as influences), Broom developed a striking lighting collection based around two different pendant lights, one 10 centimeters high and the other a princely 30 centimeters.

The lights will form an installation which will welcome visitors to his East London studio, where his other work will also be on show. Exterior faceting in either matte white or polished gold characterizes OLO, with the interior of the lights finished in the juxtaposing finish.

With the designer scooping awards, commissions and projects with growing frequency, his tag as one to watch can safely be replaced with "cannot be avoided." Not that you would want to. Prices will start from £295.

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