The Original BTC Story
Founded in 1990 by Peter Bowles, Oxford-based Original BTC is the leading manufacturer of classic British lighting exclusively made in the United Kingdom. With a family background in design and production, Bowles infuses clean and simple forms with industrial fittings and high-quality materials, capturing the essence of sophisticated British design.Read More
Encouraging local enterprise, all products are handmade and assembled in three UK facilities, employing traditional and modern methods of production. Bowles’ entrepreneurial spirit led to the acquisition of Davey Lighting in 2010—a maritime lighting company founded in 1885—keeping the rich heritage of British industry alive under the umbrella of Original BTC.
Why We Love Original BTC Lighting
There is a sense of patriotic pride governing the choice of materials and production methods in all Original BTC products. From the Fine Bone China shades handmade in historic Stoke-on-Trent (the center of British ceramics) to the hand-spun aluminum forged in Birmingham, each exquisite detail is touched by hand, guaranteeing a pure and elegant authenticity to the collection.
Fun Facts about Original BTC
Early in 2015, Original BTC was honored with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade as a testament to their high-quality products and dedication to preserving British industry and success.
New and Noteworthy from Original BTC
An accessible design composed of rich materials, the Original BTC lighting Cobb Rise & Fall Pendant features a translucent shade and an adjustable suspension like a pulley system. Meticulously crafted using a slip-cast and biscuit firing process, light easily glows through the fine bone china shade, and with the help of a counterweight adjustor, the shade can be hoisted or lowered from the ceiling to vary the concentration of light below.
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