A respectful reinvigoration of a classic design by Peter Bowles, the BTC Titan pendant light is immediately familiar and recognisable. It was first used in the 1940s in factories, warehouses, train stations and other industrial settings. Still as sturdy and functional as ever, Original BTC have brought this iconic design bang up to date without losing any of its original features. Handmade and individually hand-finished, the workmanship and attention to detail in the Titan is astounding – like the cast aluminium casing and the “Armour” steel braided cable. The shade is made of hand spun aluminium and it comes in a variety of colours and two sizes. Each individual unit proudly wears the Original BTC badge.
Original BTC was established in 1990 by the talented Peter Bowles. His lighting designs are relaxed and familiar – inspired by old-style factory fittings, childhood toys and iconic 40s designs. Original BTC is British all the way through and has three factories, each keeping a different side of traditional British manufacturing alive. In Birmingham, all of their metal components are made; in Stoke on Trent, a kiln rages at 1240 Celcius to make flawlessly translucent bone china; and the whole lot is assembled in Oxford. What’s more - the company exports 70% of all its lights and lamps. Who says British manufacturing industry is dead?
Original BTC’s products can be seen at The Design Centre in London, Gordon Ramsey’s Maze and the amazing Merci store in Paris.
There is a Titan One and a Titan Three. Available in polished aluminium, black, olive green, putty, red or white, and all have a white interior. The Aluminium satin chrome version has a natural interior. These are bright lights and will take 150W bulbs. They come with 150 cm of adjustable steel flex.
Titan One dimensions:
Shade diameter: 36 cm.
Height: 36 cm.
Titan Three dimensions:
Shade diameter: 45.5 cm.
Height: 42 cm.
Both Titan One and Titan Three come with matching ceiling roses that have a depth of 9 cm and a height of 5.5 cm.
Bulb: E27 150W GSL (not included)