Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection

08.27.18 | By
Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection

After shows in Milan and New York City, British design phenom Lee Broom is presenting his third and final installment of his Observatory lighting collection during the London Design Festival. Broom will transform his Shoreditch showroom with the celestial-inspired fixtures “that play with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, and the refraction and reflection of light,” marking the first time they’re shown in the UK. Observatory comprises five collections – Orion, Lens Flair, Eclipse, Tidal, and Aurora – each outfitted with concealed LEDs that emit soft, diffused light from their sculptural silhouettes.

Orion is a modular, tube-like design with contrasting opaque and solid spheres that can be hung in various configurations for a custom, horizontal and vertical constellation of lights. At London Design Festival, a new black finish will be on display (see initial image).

Lens Flair is a spherical fixture inspired by telescopic lenses and horizontal and vertical refractions. The top hemispheres are solid domes of brass in a brushed or matte black finish, while the bottom half is a diffuser featuring a cross-cut pattern.

Eclipse comprises mirror polished stainless steel and acrylic discs that bisect one another revealing a new silhouette at every angle.

Tidal is a polished chrome and opaque acrylic table lamp made from two half spheres pulled slightly apart as if by gravitational force.

Aurora is a series of chandelier in various diameters and tiers of tubular LED bulbs that Lee Broom designed and created in house.

The final Observatory exhibition will be held during the London Design Festival 2018 from September 19-23rd at the Lee Broom Showroom in London.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.