We are big fans of Lee Broom here in the studio – especially his ‘decanter’ series of lights which use upcycled lead crystal decanters sourced from antique and secondhand stores to create beautiful refracting pendant shades. Teamed with our favourite braided lighting cable and antique metal bulb holders they are a joy to behold.
But, these bespoke pieces come at a price, so Broom decided (very, very recently) to create an object which had the same basic ingredients but was a manufactured rather than sourced piece, thus allowing a wider audience to enjoy the crystal effect.
So, working with artisan glass manufacturers Cumbria Crystal, he has produced the beautiful Crystal Bulb which was launched at Milan this year, with the backdrop of a salvaged Brighton pub. Very nice.
It is shaped like a bulb, but is cut like a decanter – and beautiful. Plus, it is not a prohibitive price, as the fitting can be retrofitted to an existing standard fitting, or can be ordered with flex and rose for £189.
For a beautiful piece of contemporary British design, made by British artisan makers, you really cannot go wrong.
Order yours here – for delivery from July…
(image via Lee Broom website)