Making & Design: Lee Broom, Emily Johnson of 1882 Ltd. and Rosa Bertoli, Design Editor of Wallpaper* magazine
Rosa Bertoli, Design Editor of Wallpaper* magazine chairs a debate on the importance of making in the design process, with award-winning furniture and lighting designer Lee Broom, interior and fifth generation ceramicist Emily Johnson of 1882.
Lee Broom is one of the UK’s leading product & interior designers. Since 2007 he has released over 75 furniture and lighting products, which he designs and manufactures under his own label and has created more than 20 products for other brands. He has also designed over 40 commercial retail, restaurant, bar and residential interiors.
In 1882 the Johnson Brothers began producing ceramics in the heart of the Stoke-on-Trent Potteries. 134 years later 1882 Ltd. continues the Johnson legacy with the company name evoking the deep routes of the family heritage. 1882 Ltd. was formed in 2011 by fifth generation Emily Johnson and her father, Christopher, who has worked in the industry since 1958.