London Design Festival: Hackney designer Lee Broom has transformed his studio into an old-fashioned grocery store for the London Design Festival (+ interactive image). Broom spoke to Dezeen about the installation and we've annotated a photo of the space with his insights above.
"We're just showing one product, the Crystal Bulb, so I felt like I needed to present it in lots of alternative ways," Broom told Dezeen.
Two hundred of the bulbs are presented in crates, cabinets, weighing scales and jars, as well as hanging from the ceiling and reflected in mirrors.
The hand-blown, cut-glass bulbs were inspired by whisky decanters and are made by British firm Cumbria Crystal. Read more about them in our earlier story. The Crystal Bulbs are also available at our pop-up shop Dezeen Super Store at 38 Monmouth Street until 30 September.
The panelling is recycled from his Public House installation styled like an English pub in Milan earlier this year, where the Crystal Bulb was unveiled for the first time.
This time last year, Broom used the same space to create his dark, moody Salon installation to showcase his furniture with studded detailing.
Crystal Bulb Shop is open until 23 September at 93 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY.
Dezeen's London Design Festival map
The map above is taken from Dezeen's guide to the London Design Festival, which lists all the events going on across the city this week. We'll be updating it over the coming days with extra information on our highlights so keep checking back. Explore the larger version of this map here.
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- Slim Cup by Sharona Merlin
- ALPA 12 TC camera by Estragon
- 300 Series Chronograph Calendar Wristw…atch by Uniform Wares
- Change to the furniture industry "will… have to come from designers"
- Facette watch by KiBiSi for Bulbul arr…ives at Dezeen Watch Store
- Pipixar by Artem Zigert
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