Bestlite Wall Lamp
Made by Gubi
The Bestlite wall lamp 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, Bestlite has become a contemporary classic. Initially adopted by tailors due to its flexible arm and the possibility to direct the light without making shadows, the Bestlite BL10 Wall Lamp is a favorite bedside lamp or reading lamp. 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 Collection was designed by Robert Dudley Best, the heir to the world's largest lighting manufacturing company Best & Lloyd, founded in Birmingham in 1840. While in design school, he made the first sketches of what would become the iconic Bestlite design. Following Bauhaus principles, he did away with the trimmings and detail of traditional Best & Lloyd products; having both commercial and domestic use in mind and believed that lighting should be functional and practical as well as elegant. With this in mind, he returned to Birmingham in 1930, determined to put his Bestlite lamp design into production. The collection of Bestlite lamps have been in continuous production since 1930.
This is a hard-wired wall lamp.