Design Robert Dudley Best, 1930
The Bestlite BL9 Pendant in four sizes and in a numerous of finishes was designed in 1930 by the Bauhaus influenced British designer Robert Dudley Best. With its great heritage and contemporary look, the BL9 Pendant is a coveted design worldwide. Putting the simple yet classic lamp shade in focus, characteristic for the whole collection, the BL9 Pendant gives a directed light perfectly suited for kitchen and dining settings in any interior style.
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.
Small/Medium: Canopy included. The textile cord matches the shade, except full chrome which is black, all brass is golden and bone china is black with chrome rosette, or golden with brass rosette.
Large/X-Large: Canopy included. The textile cord matches the shade on chrome models, and is golden on brass models.
Small: shade height: 14 cm, shade diameter Ø16 cm
Medium: shade height: 18 cm, shade diameter Ø21 cm
Large: shade height: 33 cm, shade diameter Ø40 cm
X-Large: shade height: 50 cm, shade diameter Ø60 cm
All: Canopy height: 3.5 cm, canopy diameter: Ø12 cm, cord: 2m
Small/Medium: Max 40W-Incandescent, E12 socket (light bulb is not included).
Large: Max 75W-Incandescent, E26 socket (light bulb is not included).
X-Large: Max 150W-Incandescent, E26 socket (light bulb is not included).