Born in Washington, DC in 1980, Bec Brittain began her education studying industrial design at Parsons, and then earned a BA in philosophy from New York University, followed by an architecture degree from The Architectural Association in London. Brittain’s work experience has been as varied as her education. She was Lead Designer at the architecture firm WORK AC before shifting focus to design luxury door hardware for manufacturer H. Theophile. After three years acting as Design Director at Lindsey Adelman Studio, she started her own product design studio in 2011.
Brittain draws from these different modes of thinking and making and synthesizing them into a new whole, creating relationships between normally disparate elements. Her continued aim is to create work towards which there is both an immediate sensual reaction, as well as a more gradual appreciation of a larger aesthetic concept.
In 2012, SCP launched our first design by Brittain at Maison & Object; the gold passivate Axial pendant light. This was closely followed by a black powder-coated version on the light, launched in 2013.