Debuting at Portrait Communications‘ press show (as well as 100% Design and Maison et Objet) a couple of weeks ago, was a humble little number very secure in its own magnificence. A spectacular collaboration between Sir Terence Conran and the one and only, Original BTC has resulted in the Hector Bibendum. Do not be fooled by the name because although it sounds like it ought to be a traditional Latin bolereo singer, it’s actually a table light.
The new ‘Hector’ has been created to celebrate Original BTC’s 21st birthday and the Michelin Building’s centenary, with its very obvious Michelin Man shapes and its sleek, no frills Original BTC style, this lamp is sure to become a classic especially with that beautiful super-zingy red fabric cable. It’s clever, good-looking, masculine and feminine, modernist yet post-modernist- it’s all these things and more. ¡Me gusta mucho porque ese lampara está muy bonita! In other words, let me at it….