Bestlite BL4 Floor Lamp by Gubi
Design Robert Dudley Best, 1930
The iconic Bestlite BL4 Floor Lamp, designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930, was initially adopted by garages and the Royal Air force engineering departments due to its great functionality and adjustable arm. With its numerous finishes, the timeless BL4 Floor Lamp is today perfectly suited as reading light in any contemporary home where additional character is sought for.
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.
This Bestline BL4 Floor Lamp features a stand made of chrome or brass. The shade and base are powder coated metal.
Chrome w/ black or matt white
Full Brass or Brass w/ charcoal black, grey or matt white
All Black Brass, or Black brass w/ 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.
Lamp height: 120-210 cm, lamp stand: Ø28 cm, shade height: 18 cm, shade diameter: Ø21 cm. Cord: 2 m.
Max 40W-Incandescent, E12 socket (light bulb is not included).