Original BTC

Industrial lighting with a design-led difference

Comfortable, elegant and accessible, Original BTC designs industrial lighting that combines the finest materials and exquisite detailing to fit instantly into any space. This is Original BTC.


Beginning life as an Oxford-based home lighting brand, Original BTC’s portfolio of elegant floor lights, pendants and table lamps is a celebration of classic British design. 

Established by Peter Bowles in 1990, Original BTC is a family-owned company with six family members directly involved in the business. Through visits to his father’s manufacturing facilities as a child, Peter was inspired by the clean lines of traditional factory fittings and the versatility of mid-century style. As such, Peter was one of the first designers to use bone china shades for lighting and capture the appeal of industrial styling. Today, Original BTC has grown to become a global name, firmly cementing itself in the British design scene with Peter designing the company’s products in conjunction with his son Charlie, who became Director in 2012.

Product Style

A symbol of British craftsmanship and contemporary design, each Original BTC piece is the result of unrivalled attention to detail. In 2002, the brand rescued a bone china factory in Stoke-on-Trent and began crafting its beautiful lights there, and in 2011 saved a metal works in Birmingham to create its metal lighting there. Their signature level of quality and dedication to British design was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Offering a unique, diverse range of beautifully crafted pendants, wall lights and lamps created using only the finest raw materials, the brand draws inspiration from Britain’s rich post-industrialisation history. By fusing this design history with modern tastes and trends, Original BTC produces a portfolio of classic industrial lighting infused with an innovative, design-led twist.

Iconic Designs

Fin grouping pendant light

Original BTC’s popular Fin pendant light has been transformed into a series of eye-catching groupings. The ornate hand made bone china shades, handcrafted right here in the UK, not only bring a warm and enhancing glow to any setting, but also create a striking focal point to whatever space you put them in. Place the Fin grouping pendant light in your living room or entrance for an eye-catching centerpiece.

Hector Dome table light

A true British design classic, the Hector Dome table light is a highly functional table lighting solution in an aesthetic combination of materials. The iconic translucent bone china lampshade, made at the famous “Potteries” in Stoke-on-Trent, is easy to position and provides the perfect amount of light for working. It is complemented by a unique cotton-braided flex (with an easy-to-use switch), and a sturdy metal frame and base. Modern yet vintage in its design, the Hector Dome table light will brighten any desk.

Stanley pendant light

Handspun by skilled craftsmen in Birmingham using techniques dating back to the 1880s, the Stanley pendant light by Original BTC has a unique and hand-finished aesthetic. With its interesting mix of metals, the Stanley pendant can complement a wide range of interior styles, and is perfect for hanging in a kitchen, over a worktop island or a dining table. Versatile and supremely stylish, the Stanley pendant light is also well-suited to contemporary restaurant and gallery interiors.