Work / Product Design

Handmade in England Short Films: Lighting Matters

Original BTC and Davey Lighting are the makers of functional “Made in England” lighting that, in their process of heavy hand-crafting, are still wonderfully human. Their video gallery is a trove of insight, following the experienced perfection of bone-china lampshades, glass-blowing, sand-casting and sculpting borne from doing something a thousand times with a historically refined process. The films capture the inflections and instinctive movements of each maker, and the way innumerable and nondescript tools are selected and used for such specific ends is both baffling and fascinating.