(Australia) – British designer Lee Broom creates one of his most significant exhibitions to date through a presentation with Space Furniture.
The installation entitled ‘Park Life’ is set within an underground car park below the flagship showroom of Space Furniture in Australia. The 4,000sqft presentation is the largest show Broom has created to date.
Employing the urban surroundings of the location, Broom has transformed the industrial car park and created a contemporary interpretation of a traditional garden park. Taking the form of a maze, ‘Park Life’ takes guests on a poetic journey of discovery through hidden passageways, featuring sixteen tableaus and vignettes showcasing the brand’s lighting, furniture and accessories in a whole new light.
The exhibition takes inspiration from the pleasure gardens of the 18th century, which were laid out with mazes and miniature waterways. These were the places to be seen and to see the latest in art, architecture, music and illuminations. In much the same way that visitors were entertained in pleasure gardens centuries ago, this modernist interpretation creates a sense of escapism, amusement and drama for which Broom’s shows are best-known for.
In line with the brand’s continuing global expansion, Broom undertook a tour of the region for the whole month of March, presenting a series of Design Talks in Singapore, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne coinciding with Singapore and Melbourne Design Weeks.
The ‘Park Life’ installation at Space in Sydney debuts a new version of Broom’s award-winning Eclipse lights in a polished gold finish. Eclipse has a sculptural silhouette with a mobile-like quality that changes at every angle. Mirror-polished gold and acrylic discs interact, dissect and obscure, which both eclipses and reveals its illumination to the viewer at the same time. The new gold finish transforms the light into a warmer, softer interpretation of the original polished chrome finish.
Eclipse in polished gold will be available as a single pendant light, chandelier and a table lamp available to order from April for delivery in Summer 2019. Lee Broom is available exclusively from Space Furniture in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.
Lee Broom commented: “I am delighted to return to Australia to present this exciting exhibition with Space Furniture and visit Singapore for the first time during Singapore Design Week. Australia has been a big supporter of my work for many years and it is an honour to create such a significant installation to showcase my collection in Sydney.”