At the London Design Festival in September 2011, award-winning British designer Lee Broom launched his fifth collection. His dramatic debut upholstery collection is called ‘Salon’ and is inspired by the curvaceous lines of 1930s upholstery.
The new collection features soft silhouettes contrasted and accentuated with modern stud detailing for a hint of fashion fetishism. Whilst studding is traditionally used in upholstery to hide elements of the manufacturing process, Broom has chosen to focus on this detail and exaggerate it, creating an edgy modern look, which echoes similar finishing found in luxury fashion accessories and punk rock couture.
‘Salon’ includes an armchair, dining chair, sofa, footstool, drum seat and cushions and is available in a refined palette of beiges, greys, blacks and whites, in a choice of wool, velvet and leather finishes.
Broom says: “I have wanted to create an upholstery collection for a while; my experience in fashion taught me the importance of beautiful tailoring in design and working with British manufacturers allowed me to be entirely hands-on in the design process. The collection has been brought to life through a combination of traditional techniques and contemporary finishes.”
We love the edgy, punk look that Broom has created with this collection. How about you?