Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp by Gubi
Design Robert Dudley Best, 1930
Bestlite has been in continuous production since 1930. Winston Churchill is numbered amongst its many famous users. The Bestlite design was conceived by Robert Dudley Best who was highly influenced by the Bauhaus.
Bauhaus was a school in Germany that merged practical crafts with the fine arts and became famous for the design concept that it publicized and taught. Bauhaus had a profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design and industrial design and Bauhaus style became one of the most influential forces behind Modernist architecture and modern design.
Eighty years on, the Bestlite design stays close to its industrial roots and true to its original design. Bestlite is held in permanent collections at both the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London. Loved by architects, designers and design aficionados throught its 80-year history, today, Bestlite enjoys global iconic status.
The arm of the lamp is chrome or brass and the shade and base are powder coated metal.
Chrome w/ matt black, matt white
Full Brass or Brass w/ bone china, charcoal black, grey, matt white
All Black Brass, or Black brass w/ bone chine or classic white
The height is adjustable and the lamp can be tilted 90° from horizontal to vertical, the shade can also be rotated 360°. The textile cord matches the shade on chrome models, and is golden on brass models. Switch on cord.
Lamp height: 51-84 cm, lamp stand: Ø21 cm, shade height: 14 cm, shade diameter: Ø16 cm. Cord: 2 m.
Max 40W-Incandescent, E12 socket (light bulb is not included).