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Bec Brittain

Considered one of the lighting world’s most galvanizing new talents, Bec Brittain has become a favorite of top designers and architects around the world. Most known for her otherworldly pendant lights, including Vise, Echo and Skyhooks, her fertile imagination has produced a body of work distinguished by its luxurious finishes and conceptual dynamism.

Bec Brittain’s SHY Light, released in 2011, has already achieved the status of an icon. The piece, which can be put together in myriad configurations, exemplifies the studio’s bold architectural appeal with thin strips of L.E.D. lights paired with elegant brass and aluminum hardware. No shrinking violet, SHY is available as chandeliers, sconces, table and floor lamps as part of the Bec Lighting series.

Bec Brittain has always been drawn to design and its belief systems. She studied product design at Parsons University and Philosophy at NYU and then received a degree in architecture from the Architectural Association in London. Later, she returned to New York for a job with esteemed firm WorkAC, where she gravitated towards designing and producing exceptional door hardware. Sparked with a passion for smaller scale production and the design of sumptuous hardware, in 2008 she became the Design Director for acclaimed lighting designer Lindsay Adelman.

Brittain’s own firm was established in 2011 and was immediately recognized for its precision, sense of luxury and adept use of innovative production. Since the success of her original SHY Light, Brittain has conceptualized and produced several more pieces and product lines, reflecting her ongoing emphasis of the nexus of architecture, technology, and metalworking. Produced in New York with a tight-knit team of collaborators, the company’s material palette includes hand-blown glass, resin, mirrored surfaces, and metals such as nickel and polished brass.

Brittain’s influence extends beyond Bec lighting, with a small collection of objects, functional art pieces and jewelry. Her distinctive aesthetic has been featured in multiple high-end publications, including The New York Times, Elle DÉCOR, Casa Da Abitare, and Wallpaper*. In addition to appearing numerous group shows, Brittain’s first solo exhibition was on present at E.R. Butler during New York Design Week.
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