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London-based furniture and interior designer Lee Broom has developed four new lighting collections for his 2,700-square-foot exhibition space entitled, Observatory, at the 2018 Salone del Mobile in Milan (April 17– 22). The new collections are: Eclipse, Orion, Aurora, and Tidal.
“I wanted to create a celestial collection of sculptural lighting which is progressive and experimental using the latest LED technology,” Broom said in a press release. “Lighting is a fundamental part of my ethos as a designer and will always play a leading role in my work.”
The exhibition will travel to New York next month for NYCxDesign 2018, and then to the London Design Festival in September.
Inspired by the astronomical event, Eclipse features intersecting mirror-polished stainless steel and acrylic discs embedded with LEDs that create a sculptural, “mobile-like” fixture, according to the designer. Eclipse is available as a single pendant, chandelier, table lamp, or surface light.
Orion is composed of modular tubes and spheres that are each available in solid polished gold and tube light options. Broom pairs opposing metal and illuminated components “to create bespoke constellations of light,” according to a press release.
Aurora is a scalable chandelier featuring rings of light, ranging from 16" to 59" in diameter.
Tidal is a polished chrome and opaque acrylic table lamp formed by two balancing "hemispheres appearing to be pulled apart by an unseen gravitational force," according to the designer.
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