Christmas – UK Designer Lee Broom with global brand Nude unveiled The Tree of Glass sculptural take on a traditional Christmas trees for restaurant Aqua Shard at the 31st floor of The Shard in London.
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Inspired by the Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper, Broom and Nude created an illuminated 19-feet tall standing at just under 30-feet in height and comprised of 245 hand-blown glass LED pendant lights.
“Observing the interior of The Shard with its angles and facets, I considered the building as a whole. The overall silhouette of the tree pretty much resembles the composition of The Shard itself, also the singular pendants are based on this too.” Said Broom in an interview.
The Shard shaped tree of light and glass playfully lights aqua shard’s iconic triple-story atrium and views of the London skyline. Lee Broom and contemporary glassware manufacturer Nude have meticulously handcrafted the shade for each pendant light.
The 245 limited edition pendant lights are available to purchase at www.leebroom.com. Proceeds will be donated to the British Red Cross fundraising programmes supporting those affected by terrorism in the UK and those in need affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Each pendant light will come with a chrome pendant light fitting and a chrome ceiling rose plus a warm white dimmable 2w LED bulb. Previous collaborations of the tree at aqua shard include fashion designers Vivienne Westwood, Matthew Williamson and Sir David Attenborough with Timothy Hatton Architects.
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All photos by David Cleveland – Courtesy of Lee Broom.