Bestlite BL5 Wall Lamp by Gubi
Design Robert Dudley Best, 1930
Designed by the British designer Robert Dudley Best in 1930, the Bestlite BL5 Wall Lamp exudes simplicity and clean shapes in line with the school from Bauhaus, which the designer was highly influenced by. With its adjustable arm, both horizontal and vertical, and movable shade, the Bestlite BL5 Wall Lamp suits well by the desk, as a bedside lamp or in the kitchen where the light needs to be directed.
The Bestlite lamp design was first adopted by garages and the Royal Air Force engineering departments due to its great functionality. A feature in Architects Journal lauding Bestlite with the title of the first evidence of Bauhaus in Britain brought the lamp to the attention of the design conscious. Public demand for the Bestlite lamps soon followed and, when Winston Churchill personally chose the Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp for his desk, Bestlite's iconic status was secured.
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 throughout its long history, today, Bestlite has become a contemporary classic.
Hardwired: Chrome w/ black or matt white. All brass or brass w/ bone china, charcoal black, grey or matt white
Wired: Chrome w/ black matt white or off-white.
Available hardwired or wired. 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 (none for hardwired). Switch on back plate for hardwired, and switch on cord for wired.
Lamp height: 47-80 cm, wall mount height: 48 cm, shade height: 14 cm, shade diameter: Ø16 cm. Cord 2.5 m (not for hardwired)
Max 40W-Incandescent, E12 socket (light bulb is not included).