Spotted: Original BTC on screen
We’re incredibly proud of our iconic, British-made lights, and we love seeing how our customers use them in their homes. However, did you know that there is another side to our lights? Original BTC lights are frequently chosen by set designers and producers to add style and flair to the interiors of TV shows and movies. In fact, since we launched Original BTC, our lights have been used in a huge range of broadcasts, some of which we think you’ll recognise…
The Apprentice (2011)
During the 2011 series of popular BBC show The Apprentice, the contestants were tasked with selling British products in Paris. Among the quintessentially British items was our very own Teapot Three Pendant - a modern ceiling light complete with a smooth bone china shade and a whimsical teapot design.
Mr Selfridge (2014)
Set in the early 1900s, Mr Selfridge is a period television drama series about Harry Gordon Selfridge and his department store, Selfridge & Co, in London. In the midst of the Agnes Towler/Henri Leclerc 'will they won't they' love story in Season 3, we spotted our Davey Lighting Shipyard Pendant in copper hanging from the ceiling during an especially intense scene.
Skyfall is the 23rd film in the James Bond series, and the 3rd featuring Daniel Craig as the title character. The movie was a huge international success and won several accolades, including two BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards and two Grammys. We were incredibly proud to have Original BTC Task lights featured in the bedroom of the one and only James Bond himself.
Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
Before I Go To Sleep is a mystery psychological thriller featuring a woman who wakes up every day and remembers nothing, as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. It stars acclaimed actress Nicole Kidman as Christine, with Mark Strong and Colin Firth in supporting roles. The movie was shot at Twickenham Studios in London, and our Davey Pillar lights are featured in Christine’s bathroom.
Sex and the City (1998 – 2004)
Sex and the City is an American romantic comedy television that ran from 1998 until 2004. It was set and fimed in New York City, and follows a group of four different women as they move forward with their careers, loves and lives. The main character, Carrie Bradshaw, lives in a stylish New York apartment that is furnished in line with her love for fashion and interiors. Our Hector Wall Light hangs on the wall of her bedroom.
And that’s not all! Original BTC lights have also featured in…
· Men in Black (1997)
· The Mummy (1999)
· X-Men (2000)
· The Home Show (2009)
· Kirstie’s Homemade Home (2010)
· Sherlock (2010)
· Spectre (2015)
· Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke (2016)
…and many more! Have you spotted an Original BTC light in a TV show or movie recently? Let us know by using the hashtag #SpottedOriginalBTC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!