“While reeded, or fluted, glass is having a moment in the design world, its popularity dates back to the Art Deco period when our marine lighting brand, Davey, originally launched its Pillar lights,” says Charlie Bowles, Original BTC Director.
Acquired by The Original BTC Group in 2010 in order to safeguard its heritage, Davey Lighting has produced Pillar lights since the 1920s. “Originally intended as a ship’s saloon light, the Pillar’s of-the-moment aesthetic belies its age and place in lighting design history,” continues Charlie.
Today, Davey Lighting’s bathroom and outdoor-safe Pillar lights are manufactured in England using materials and manufacturing techniques unchanged for a century. Individual extruded glass rods of the finest clarity and brilliance are hand-cut to various lengths at English Antique Glass, The Original BTC Group’s Birmingham glassworks, then set within a choice of metal casings of various widths.
“We’re always delighted when our products coincide with trends of the moment,” adds Original BTC founder Peter Bowles. “But our focus remains on Best of British craftsmanship, producing authentic, timeless classics from the finest raw materials.”