From solidly British lighting company Original BTC comes the sumptuous, retro-flavoured London Desk Lamp. Its large semi-spherical spun aluminium shade directs light onto a bright circular working area beneath it, perfect for surfing on a laptop or reading – or just for a splash of stylish reinforcement lighting. It is sturdily constructed of chromed steel and the company’s trademark cotton braided flex is woven attractively through the curved back plate. There is an integrated on/off switch. 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. Available in black, red or yellow, this classic table lamp is equally at home in traditional or contemporary interiors. Beautiful and practical, it will last and last. The London is a favourite of Terence Conran. Dimensions: Height: 43.5 cm. Base diameter: 14 cm. Overall diameter: 38 cm. Bulb: E27 Max 60W GLS (not supplied).