~ Lee Broom// Milan Exhibiton 2012

The launch of Lee Broom's first, solo exhibition in Milan during the Salone del Mobile this April. The exhibition entitled 'Public House' will mark the fifth anniversary of the Lee Broom brand, showcasing a selection of our hero pieces in one curated space for the first time.
Inspired by the age-old institution of the British pub, with a very surreal twist, 'Public House' will bring a truly British experience to the Ventura Lambrate design district. Reflecting a common theme in Broom’s work, materials used within the exhibition will be of authentic British origin, reclaimed from old pubs. Deconstructed oak panelling, etched glass and a large ornate wooden bar will act as eclectic, statement backdrops to Broom’s British designed and manufactured collections.
This cultural amalgam of old meets new is reflected in the collections on show. New pieces, including a striking pendant light and exciting new editions to existing products will complement Lee Broom's core collections showcasing the scope and variety of his work.
Public House will also complement the launch of our collaboration with renowned international Scotch whisky, Ballantine’s 12 Year Old. We have designed an exclusive bottle and serving ritual, influenced by vintage crystal whisky decanters with a very modern twist to be launched at the exhibition.
Lee Broom comments, “I am very excited to be exhibiting for the first time in 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.”
'Public House' will launch in the Ventura Lambrate design district and will run from Tuesday 17 April 2012 – Sunday 22 April 2012. Opening times are 10am – 8pm
Via Ventura NR. 20134, Milano.

'All the pieces I wanted to design for that collection somehow involved traditional manufacturing techniques and to get the level of detail and finish I wanted, it was vital we produce the pieces in the UK. After meeting with so many talented crafts people for that collection and being exposed to lots of wonderful manufacturing techniques, it inspired me to create more pieces in Britain.'

Images courtesy of Lee Broom