Best of CH 2016: Interviews

Talking with some of the most interesting figures, established and emerging, in design and culture

As a journalist, one immediately knows when an interview is going well. There is an understanding, or even connection, between the subject and an interviewer. One’s goal is never to land a quote that makes a point, but to have a substantial dialogue that yields new ideas and truths. Being at the cross of lifestyle and design, our publication allows us to have dialogues with …

Interview: Lee Broom

At his NYC pop-up shop, the British designer shares his path to success and creative expression

Built upon the pillars of crystal, marble, brass and glass, the sophisticated world of luxury design can sometimes be fatiguing, and a little “seen that, done that.” But Lee Broom is a good storyteller beyond just the creative pieces he makes—from “drunken” side tables to chapel lighting, an acid-etched marble coffee table, crystal light bulbs and a tube that looks like a fluorescent light but …

London Design Festival 2015: Lee Broom’s Flower Shop

The designer debuts his Podium vase collection among a floral wonderland

Cool Hunting favorite Lee Broom always puts a tremendous amount of thought into how his unique designs are displayed. Earlier this year, at Milan Design Week, Broom created his own department store. For London Design Festival, he chose to showcase his first collection of vases—called “Podium”—in his flagship store in Shoreditch, which has been converted into a flower shop for the duration of the festival. …