‘baby bistro chair’ by lee broom
‘public house’ is the first solo exhibition of lee broom in milan on show during the 2012 salone del mobile.
standing as a celebration of the british design brand’s five years, it presents a selection of pieces from his collection within one space.
within the space, deconstructed wood paneling lines the walls, expressing the experience of being in an old british pub,
at the ventura lambrate district. a large ornate wooden bar and etched glass details add to the eclectic feeling.
‘public house’ is a cultural amalgam of broom’s aesthetic, a combination of old and new, whereby the designer takes existing
vintage pieces and transforms them into newer edition works to compliment his core collection. on the occasion of this special exhibition,
broom also presents his collaboration with international whisky, ballantine’s 12 year old, for whom he designed an exclusive bottle
and serving ritual influenced by vintage crystal whisky decanters with a modern twist, on show to the public for the first time.
‘I am very excited to be exhibiting for the first time milan. I wanted to showcase my work in a quintessential british environment,
creating an experience for visitors which they could usually only experience in the UK.’ – lee broom
‘public house’ exhibition by lee broom at milan design week 2012
a large wooden bar and panelling give the space the feeling of an old british pub
views of lee broom’s ‘salon’ seating ‘parq life’ and ‘architrave’ furniture series