Robert Dudley Best drew the first drafts of the lamp that would later become synonymous with his name when he studied to become an industrial designer in Paris and Düsseldorf. The lamp was the first example of Bauhaus in the UK and was produced by the manufacturing firm Best & Lloyd, founded by Best’s family in 1840. After mention in the prominent architectural magazine Architects’ Journal, the architectural community opened its eyes to the lamp’s potential. Bestlite gained everlasting fame when Winston Churchill placed one on his desk in Whitehall. Adjustable height 51-84 cm, diameter base 21 cm, diameter shade 16 cm, length of arm 42 cm, 40W max E14 bulb NOT included. Now produced by the Danish company Gubi, the Bestlite is available in chrome, brass or black brass with black, off-white, grey or white metal shade or white bone china shade.