Robert Dudley Best
Gubi , Denmark
Designed in 1930, the Bestlite BL5 Wall Lamp exudes simplicity and clean shapes in line with the Bauhaus movement, which the designer was highly influenced by. With its adjustable arm and movable shade, the Bestlite BL5 Wall Lamp works 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 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.
Shade and Fixings: Constructed from steel, to selected combination
Bulb: Max 57W-Halogen, E27 socket (light bulb is not included)