Lee Broom reflects on his 10-year career with all-black collection

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Lee Broom reflects on his 10-year career with all-black collection

London designer Lee Broom has created all-black versions of his most iconic furniture and lighting pieces in celebration of his studio's 10th anniversary.

Broom, who started his eponymous studio in 2007, will present the totally black "On Reflection" collection during London Design Festival in September.

To create the collection, Broom looked back over his 10-year career and brought together some of his most notable pieces – each reinterpreted in a monochromatic palette.

These include the Hanging Hoop chair constructed from two brass-plated metal circles, and the Crescent light formed from an illuminated sphere that has been sliced and shifted.

The totemic-style Fulcrum light will also receive an all-black update, as will the Carousel pendant and On The Rock glassware.

For a week-long period during London Design Festival, Broom's Shoreditch store will be fully decorated in black and charcoal grey – providing a camouflaged art deco-inspired backdrop for the collection.

"Presented in a tableau of an interior which will stylistically mix Art Deco and Bauhaus influences; visitors will be presented with a scene where nothing is quite what it first appears to be," said the studio.

"On reflection, the true nature of the tableau will be revealed with a surprising, surreal and modern twist."

Broom kicked off his 10th anniversary celebrations during this year's Milan design week, where he filled a carousel with products he has designed over the past decade.

He also created a brutalism-inspired grandfather clock to mark the occasion, which was produced in a limited-edition run of 10 pieces – representative of the 10 years since his studio was launched.

Broom's career has also seen him complete a variety of retail, hospitality and residential interiors, including a personal shopping suite for Topman and a prostitution-themed restaurant.

The designer was recognised on last year's Dezeen Hot List, which ranked the most newsworthy and searched-for players in the design world in 2016.

London Design Festival takes place across the city from 16 to 24 September 2017. A "building block castle" by Camille Walala and an undulating tapestry by Ross Lovegrove are among the 400 events prepped to take place.