European-inspired design boutique, Örling & Wu in Vancouver, is proud to feature Original BTC design lighting. Original BTC epitomizes all aspects of the industrial style design lighting in creating relaxed and familiar lighting for contemporary and traditional homes.
Coming from a family with an extensive history in retail, manufacturing and design, Peter Bowles founded Original BTC in 1990 after several years in the cutlery industry. His keen eye for the clean lines found in traditional factory fittings sings in harmony with the influences of childhood toys and mid-century designs. Original BTC lamps are made in England using the finest aluminum, chrome and bone china followed by hand assembly to ensure that the highest level of consistency and quality is fulfilled in all their lamps. With their neat styling and instantly classic feel, Original BTC lights can be spotted in the chicest of interiors, from Paris’ latest concept store, Merci, to Carrie Bradshaw’s New York apartment via Gordon Ramsay’s Maze and the Daylesford Organic Café in West London, UK.
"My goal was to design and produce lights that you are instantly at home with, that will fit easily and comfortably for many years to come"
- Peter Bowles
The two main purposes in design lighting are for ambient and task. Ambient to give the general illumination for the overall space and task lighting for targeted areas. Here are some examples on how to choose the right lamps for your home with a few of our favourite Original BTC pieces.
The 'Task' Collection - Lighting for Your Living Room
True to its industrial roots and original lighting design, the Task Floor Lamp displays key elements that make it a must-have for an area you'll find yourself reading. It’s highly versatile arm and shade can be swiveled, angled or adjusted to bring greater flexibility and creative scope. The classic British Task range of table, floor, overreach and wall lights in painted aluminum shades and bases focuses a high level of illumination directly where it is needed. Stable, functional and solid, shades can be moved to throw either a concentrated pool of light or illuminate a larger area. A matching pendant is also available.
The 'Titan' Collection - Lighting for Your Kitchen
Ubiquitous in factories, offices and industrial areas of the 1940s, the Titan is an original design that has become a favourite in design lighting for today’s interior spaces. From the dome’s clean lines to the details in the opening, the light reflects off the aluminum bowl beautifully – it’s no wonder that the Titan is the perfect companion over the kitchen island, hallways and in the center of a bedroom with or without visors. The Titan range is available in a choice of sizes, a wide range of colours including different interior colours with optional glass visors and comes with ‘Armour’ steel braided cable. The detailing of the open aluminum casting create a wonderful and interesting light fitting.
The 'Hector' Collection - Lighting for Your Bedroom
A classic British design, the Hector Table Lamp has a translucent bone china shade that illuminates just the right amount of glow for one of the most private areas in the home. With its adjustable shade, the Hector is the ultimate in providing design lighting for bedside reading or creating the perfect relax ambient. The range includes a selection of simple bone china pendants and practical, space-saving wall lights for a subtle source of ambient light. For the ultimate in design lighting versatility, the clip-on Hector provides an easy-to-position source of accent or task lighting wherever required. For a variation on the domed shape, choose the Pleat or straighter-sided Flowerpot. Available in white, blue or green bone china or polished aluminum.
Shop all of our design lighting options including Original BTC lighting in our Vancouver design store or on our website at www.orlingandwu.com. For more information on the entire Original BTC range, visit us in-store at our Vancouver location or contact us toll free at 1-877-398-2718