The story behind the Hector Lighting Collection (new at DWR).

Screen shot 2011-08-02 at 12.36.42 PM

Saving a factory and helping the employees keep their jobs was not something Peter Bowles thought he’d be doing when he designed his first bone china light. The story begins in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the British ceramics industry, where its prized porcelain has been produced for more than three centuries.

Bowles convinced a tableware factory to manufacture his first Hector Lamp design, but as the orders started to come in, he learned the factory would be closing. Rather than moving production overseas, Bowles bought the factory and offered the entire staff new jobs with his company, Original BTC. Learn more about Bowles and his Hector Lighting Collection. (Hector Table Lamps and Floor Lamps are included in the Upholstery & Rug Sale.)