Wandering through the Ventura Lambrate-area this year I stumbled across the Mexican pavilion, where Studio davidpompa´s products caught my eye. The company is a young design brand who works with rethinking Mexican heritage and artistry, and works with local mexican manufacturers to create their lighting and furniture collection. They had some really interesting products, but it was the wall lamp Caleta which really caught my eye. It is produced in handwoven PVC, and you can probably see the inspiration from the famous Acapulco chair. Great lamp!
28. May 2015
30. April 2015
No, I have not dropped of the face of the earth, I have just had a lot on my plate since I came back from Salone del Mobile, the furniture and design fair in Milan, Italy – which is THE place to be in April every year. As usual it was hectic, inspiring and also tiring … one always feels that one should have had much more time. In the coming weeks I will present some of the things, trends and exhibitions that excited me most, but I will start you of gently, as I myself started early one morning in the San Gregorio Docet, at the talented British designer Lee Broom´s Department Store. A magical, mystery tour …
Lee Broom had his breakthrough some years ago with the Crystal Bulb-lamp, and his star has risen steadily since then. In Milan this year he had converted a deserted shop space into his own personal department store.
This was a wonderful way to start a long day in Milan, so peaceful and beautiful. The whole store was “draped” in grey, through clever use of paint and textiles. Lee used to work for Vivienne Westwood, the fashion designer, and she had designed the shop assistant´s clothing, which I unfortunately do not have images of … Lee Broom presented a number of new beautiful lamps, but also interesting and playful furniture – as so many others in Milan, one could clearly see influences from the Memphis design group, led by Ettore Sottsass in the eighties.
Ring Lights. Glass on brass …
Hoop Hanging, and Hoop Dining Chairs.
The beautiful Crystal Tube Light.
The Carpetry Chaise.
The last room was the stock room, filled with Lee Brooms earlier work, as a pleasant reminder before we left the building … No wonder this exhibition was named as one of the 15 best shows during the design week.