As the nights draw in it is time to introduce a cosy glow, Florence Broadhurst statement floor and table lamps, based on designs from Florence’s archive, are perfect for creating a pool of light in a dark corner or adding warmth to a sideboard.
Florence’s Clover Cane and Floral Spot designs lend a decidedly retro feel to create a stunning light where the lampshade makes a statement.
Florence Broadhurst lampshades are made in the UK from handmade Buckram paper with a hand-rolled edge.
The shades sit atop stunning flagon bases which are made in the UK from recycled glass (sourced from Spain) and have a vintage-style fabric-covered cable.
Available in three different sizes, the lamps are named in honour of three of Florence’s most treasured employees: Nerissa Bingle, Sally Fitzpatrick and Leonie Geyson.
‘It was really important to us to have a hand-crafted element to our lampshades.
They are hand-finished by a wonderful team in Dorset’
Carole Spink, Co-founder
The collection has 24 lamps comprising:
– 3 sizes (tall floor lamp / chunky floor lamp / over-sized table lamp)
– in 4 base colourways (amber / green / clear / burgundy)
– with one of two prints from Florence’s archive (Clover Cane / Floral Spot)
About Florence Broadhurst
Charismatic, fearless, flamboyant and eccentric, Florence Broadhurst was a creative genius who lived an amazingly colourful life of self-reinvention.
Changing her name, her appearance, even her voice, she travelled the world taking on an array of different personas. Leaving her humble beginnings in the Australian outback, she became ‘Bobby Broadhurst’, a showgirl in the Far East in the 1920s. In 1940s London, from a salon on Bond Street, she clothed the aristocracy (and even the Queen Mother) as ‘French’ couturier ‘Madame Pellier’.
Through the 1960s and 70s, back in her native Australia, from her studio in Sydney she created over 500 beautiful wallpaper and textile designs which were sought after all over the globe.
Sadly, in 1977, Florence’s prolific period of design was brought to a tragic end when she was brutally murdered in her design studio in Sydney. Her murder remains unsolved to this day.
‘I tell my clients they must surround themselves with the colours that inspire or uplift them.’
Florence Broadhurst, The Australian, 16 October 1968
At Florence Broadhurst heart is a small team with a passion for wallpaper, textiles and all things interior, and a mix of design and retail backgrounds. Led by the love of Florence’s incredible designs and unable to source products in the UK, they seized the opportunity to access Florence’s archive to give her designs the spotlights they deserve.
Through imaginative and modern interpretation of Florence’s work they are thrilled to be bringing new life to the archive, applying her designs to create an array of new products which are curated to be as diverse and eclectic as the archive itself.
‘We aim always to be true to Florence and to capture her love of pattern and colour.
We are honoured to be following in her footsteps’
Rebecca Lawrence, Co-founder & Creative Director
Florence Broadhurst are a London-based design studio re-imagining the archive of legendary designer Florence Broadhurst for the modern interior.