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About this designer: Robert Dudley Best
Robert Dudley Best
Born in 1892 to the family that were partners in the large lighting manufacturers, Best & Lloyd, Robert studied at the Dusseldorf School of Industrial Design and the Interior Design Atelier in Paris. Exposed to modern European designs, he returned to Birmingham and eventually produced what was to become proclaimed by the Architects Journal as the first manifestation of Bauhaus in the UK: the BestLite. Now manufactured by Danish company GUBI the BestLite is once again stocked by Aram Store in all its table, wall and ceiling configurations.
About this brand: Bestlite
Bestlite
The original Bestlite lamp was designed in 1930 by the English designer, Robert Dudley Best. Within a short period of time the Bestlite lamp proved a great success and was proclaimed the first Bauhaus manifestation in the UK by the leading British publication Architects Journal. During the Second World War the lamp achieved the status of a national treasure when Winston Churchill had one standing on his desk in his air-raid shelter beneath Whitehall. More than 75 years since it first went into production, the Bestlite lamp remains an elegant example of styling that adds warmth and intensity to any room. The lamp has gone on to become a design classic with an example on display at the Design Museum in London. The Danish design company, GUBI, has been producing the Bestlite range since acquiring the Global rights to the design in 2004.

BL3 Floor Lamp

Code:
16922

BL3 Floor Lamp

BL3 Floor Lamp

Code:
16922
Designer:
Robert Dudley Best
Brand:
Bestlite
Price per unit:
£749.00
Lead time: 6-8 Weeks Made to order

Description

Robert Dudley Best initially designed the lamps that would later become synonymous with his name whilst studying as an industrial designer in Paris and Düsseldorf. As the lamp was the first example of Bauhaus in the UK, strong arguments were needed before the lamp could be put into production. Produced by 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. Now produced by the Danish company Gubi, the Bestlite is available in chrome with matt black or matt off-white shade. Adjustable height 113-152cm, diameter base 28cm, diameter shade 21cm, length of arm 42cm.

Dimensions

diam 280x1130-1520h mm

Delivery & Returns

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Available stock is usually delivered within 7 days.

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