Bestlite Wall Lamp BL6 by Gubi
Design Robert Dudley Best, 1930
The timeless BL6 Wall Lamp was designed in 1930 by Robert Dudley Best, a British designer highly influenced by the school of Bauhaus. Being in continuous production ever since its origin, the Bestlite BL6 Wall Lamp stays true to its industrial roots and original design. With its mobile arm and shade, the wall lamp is perfect for the hallway, 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.
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. All black brass, or black brass w/ bone china 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 back plate for hardwired and on cord for wired.
Lamp height: 15-42 cm, wall mount height: 15 cm, shade height: 14 cm, shade diameter: Ø16 cm. Cord 2.5 m (wired only).
Max 40W-Incandescent, E12 socket (light bulb is not included)