London Layout Festival 2015: London designer Lee Broom is launching a collection of glass and marble vases at his Shoreditch showroom, which he will transform to search like a flower shop for the duration of the city’s style festival .
Broom has returned to components he has utilised in previous patterns to create the Podium collection – his very first range of vases. “Every single season I search at what we have not touched on before,” he told Dezeen.
The vases are shaped similarly to his On The Rocks glasses, with the transparent materials appearing to balance on prime of the hefty stone bases, even though the shapes nod back to his Division Retailer range launched in Milan earlier this year.
“It really is a continuation of the themes that I was performing in The Department Retailer assortment – that idea of shapes and combining materials,” stated Broom. “It is about stability.”
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The blown-glass vessels come in globe, cylinder and bowl shapes, with cylinders at the bottom to safe them on the bases, which come in two variations: a cube in black Nero Marquina marble and a rounded version in white Carrera marble.
Tops can be swapped by lifting out the glass sections and slotting in a different type. “We can adapt this assortment much more and a lot more, do various bases with distinct vessels,” mentioned Broom.
As he is launching vases, Broom has decided to turn his showroom on Rivington Street into a flower store.
From 22 to 27 September 2015, panels filled with flowers will cover the walls of Broom’s shop and spheres decorated with flora will hang from the ceiling. Every single of the arrangements in diverse components of the shop will match the colors or shapes of the items they will supply the backdrop for.
“It will be an immersive journey by way of this sea of flowers,” explained Broom.
Broom is creating a status for ambitious installations – in 2012 he turned his shop into an previous-fashioned grocery retailer, while in Milan this year he transformed vacant stores into a mock department store.
Pieces from the Department Shop assortment, first presented at the room in Milan in April, will also be on demonstrate in London for the 1st time.
After the set up, his showroom will be refurbished to completely accommodate the Division Shop pieces along with other important items from Broom’s earlier collections. The vases will be offered solely from the store and online for 6 months.
Broom’s Nouveau Rebel collection, which launched in London last yr, also featured marble and the pieces have been utilised inside the interior of a restaurant in the city’s Soho district.
This year’s London Layout Festival will consider place from 19 to 27 September. The Flower Store is included on our checklist of need to-see exhibitions and installations across the city, which also attributes a showcase of Norwegian design and style and a pavilion that will host tasks promoting weeds.