Lee Broom designs ‘magical’ Christian Louboutin store for Harrods

Lee Broom has designed the Christian Louboutin store within Harrods, creating a ‘magical space’ for the French luxury shoe designer.

The entrance to the space is inspired by Covent Garden Opera House
The entrance to the space is inspired by Covent Garden Opera House. Image c. Marcus Peel

The Louboutin store is housed within Harrods’ eveningwear department, and according to Broom, the designs are inspired by London.

The space features a white, fanned arch-way entrance that acts as a shop window, aiming to reference the Covent Garden Opera House and create a ‘feeling of suspended reality’, according to Broom.

The entrance to the space is inspired by Covent Garden Opera House
London Underground tiled walls inspired the shoe displays. Image c. Marcus Peel

Elsewhere inspiration is drawn from the London Underground, with the transport system’s tiled walls informing the design of displays for Louboutin’s latest shoe collections.

The shop floor also features white street-light installations and a giant etched clock face that illuminates the space, referencing Big Ben.

The entrance to the space is inspired by Covent Garden Opera House
Lee Broom used red carpets and white arches for the Louboutin space. Image c. Marcus Peel

Broom, who studied fashion at Central Saint Martins, says, ‘I have enjoyed drawing on my fashion background and creating a magical space that has a real sense of drama and escapism.’

Pieces from Broom’s own lighting and product collections are used throughout the store, including his Salon furniture range, modified for the Louboutin store with new deep purple, grey and dusky pink colours.

The entrance to the space is inspired by Covent Garden Opera House
The ‘cabinet of curiosities’ in the private shopping area. Image c. Marcus Peel

The private shopping area, housed behind a mirrored arch, uses a tiled wall in the red Louboutin signature brand colour, low seating and wooden shelves that ‘create a cabinets of curiosity effect’, according to Broom. His Crystal Bulb lighting illuminates the area.

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  • Thulani November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I love lighting it tells a story when ussed the right way

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