Crystal shop: Designer opens revivalist pop-up

24 : 09 : 2012 Design : Old-fashioned : Whiskey

London – Hackney-based designer Lee Broom has transformed his studio into an old-fashioned general store called the Crystal Bulb Shop to showcase his collection of crystal light bulbs for the London Design Festival.

The light bulbs, inspired by whisky decanters, are made by British firm Cumbria Crystal, hand-blown and then cut to shape.

‘The bulb, made of cut crystal, has traditional connotations, so an old-fashioned general store is a good fit,’ says Broom. ‘That gave me the scope to think about all the different objects that you would usually find there and replace it with the bulbs.’

For more on how people are evoking a reassuring sense of the past, read our Revivalism macrotrend.

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