Divine Inspiration

Lee Broom

Lee Broom debuts new lighting collections in a landmark show during Milan design week 2022.

Lee Broom launched a series of six new ethereal lighting collections inspired by places of worship during Milan Design Week marking the brand’s 15-year anniversary. The 600 sq meter show attracted over 20,000 visitors during the week making it the most visited and the largest Lee Broom exhibition to date. 

Described by the New York Times as ‘post-war architecture turned into divine inspiration’  and ‘A mix of Joy and amazement…one of the most interesting works seen at Salone del Mobile by Elle Décor Italia, Divine Inspiration is the first lighting release for Lee Broom in four years. 

The exhibition showcased new products in a range of materials including carved oak, extruded aluminum and Jesmonite. The new pieces also include a limited-edition collection in white plaster which has been hand-crafted by the designer himself.

Renowned for his theatrical product installations, the show took you on an experiential journey inspired by places of worship, exploring how light is often linked to hallowed places, evoking a sense of stillness, reverence and contemplation.

A series of six dramatic installations were created, with each new product showcased in its own carefully curated environment designed to evoke awe and intrigue. As the viewer walked through each space the mood altered profoundly, allowing them time and space with each piece. 

Divine Inspiration began with Broom’s research into the world of Brutalist architecture. This led him to explore places of worship throughout the ages and the monumental design language associated with religious architecture, interiors and artifacts. With a leaning towards the pared-back silhouettes of Modernism and the Brutalist architecture that surrounded Broom as he grew up.

A two minute film of the exhibition can be viewed below along with a 360 tour of the exhibition space, giving you a sense of the scale and impact Divine Inspiration had on the 2022 Milan Design Week. 

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