Designed in Hackney: Crystal Bulb
by Lee Broom

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Crystal Bulb by Lee Broom

Designed in Hackney: Hackney designer Lee Broom will launch crystal light bulbs cut like whiskey decanters at Ventura Lambrate in Milan next week.

Crystal Bulb by Lee Broom

The hand-blown bulbs come with standard screw fittings and throw decorative patterns onto surrounding walls when illuminated.

Crystal Bulb by Lee Broom

Broom previously made a series of lights out of vintage decanters, which you can see here.

Crystal Bulb by Lee Broom

The designer will present Crystal Bulb at Lee Broom Public House, his solo exhibition that will be styled like a British pub.

Crystal Bulb by Lee Broom

The Ventura Lambrate design district is open from 17 to 22 April. Download the free map and guide here and see all our stories about Ventura Lambrate 2012 here.

Crystal Bulb by Lee Broom

Here's some more information from Broom:


LAUNCH OF CRYSTAL BULB, LEE BROOM
SALONE DEL MOBILE 2012

This April, critically acclaimed British product and interior designer, Lee Broom, will launch Crystal Bulb as part of his first, solo exhibition in Milan during the Salone Del Mobile – Lee Broom Public House.

Taking inspiration from the delicate craftsmanship of crystal cutting, and following Broom’s hugely successful Decanterlight, Crystal Bulb combines industrial influences with decorative qualities, transforming the everyday light bulb into an ornamental light fitting.

Individually hand blown, each Crystal Bulb is cut with the decanter pattern and etched with a Lee Broom logo. Broom has collaborated with experts at Cumbria Crystal in the UK, keeping true to his signature design ethos of working with British craftsmen.

Crystal Bulb casts beautiful shadows across a room. It is designed to fit any standard ceiling, wall or lamp fitting, and can be hung solo or in clusters, as well as used with a light shade to create enchanting light effects.

On designing the Crystal Bulb Lee Broom says “I wanted to create a light bulb as a more accessible design product and incorporating cut crystal seemed the most logical design as this has become a familiar style within my product ranges.”

Crystal Bulb complements Broom’s Public House exhibition at the Salone Del Mobile. Inspired by the age-old institution of the British pub, with a multi-dimensional, surreal twist, Public House will bring a truly British experience to the Ventura Lambrate Design district. In collaboration with renowned international Scotch whisky, Ballantine’s 12 Year Old, Broom will also showcase an exclusive serving ritual, influenced by vintage crystal whisky decanters.

Lee Broom Public House
Via Ventura NR.5
20134, Milano

Lee's London studio is on Rivington Street in Shoreditch, so we were neighbours during Dezeen Space last autumn.


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  • http://twitter.com/WalnutGrey @WalnutGrey

    I do think Lee Broom is a great designer. Some of his design is slightly eccentric, but it certainly has character & finesse.

    Maybe it's the photography, but the Crystal Bulb isn't grabbing me. It looks a bit old-fashioned meets bling. I can see it in a gastropub or more formal restaurant, but I can't really see it in a modern interior. In terms of a lightbulb as a design statement, I would have to opt for Plumen.

    BTW the Salon Dining chair in black above looks great!

  • http://mentor-ea.com Mentor Management

    Lovely but how many crystal bulbs would be needed to provide enough lighting for an average room?

  • Anon

    GE makes these bulbs in North America and has been for years. Search on "GE crystal design halogen reveal bulb" and you'll find them for sale at Wal-Mart.