GUBI Bestlite BL1 table lamp, black brass
GUBI Bestlite BL1 table lamp, black brass

Bestlite BL1 table lamp, black brass


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Bestlite BL1 table lamp
524.25€ 699.00€

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Designed by Robert Dudley Best in the 1930s, the Bestlite BL1 table lamp was highly influenced by the Bauhaus period and has been in continuous production since its launch. BL1 is a compact and highly functional table lamp – thanks to its adjustable arm and movable shade, the light can be directed to every corner optimally.

Even the British premier Winston Churchill fell for the Bestlite. In addition to having the table lamp on his desk in Whitehall, he also took Bestlite with him on his countless trips around the world. Loved by architects, designers and design lovers for decades, today Bestlite is a genuine global design icon.

Black brass
Brass with lacquered surface
21 cm
Base diameter
21 cm
Shade diameter
16 cm
51–84 cm
Measurement details
Shade height 14 cm
Bulb base
Light source
Max 13 W led, recommended 9W (not included)
IP rating
Protection class
230 V
Nominal frequency
50 Hz
Certifications and labels
CE marked: tested and approved according to European standards
EU plug (type F)
Cable length
200 cm
3.37 kg

Robert Dudley Best

Robert Dudley Best (1892–1984) was heir to the world’s largest lighting factory, founded in Birmingham in 1840. Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated. In 1925, Best visited the International Exhibition of Modern Design in Paris and inspired by what he saw, he began his studies of industrial design in Paris and Düsseldorf. During his studies Best became close friends with Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus movement. It was during this time that he got inspired by the Bauhaus era and made the first sketches of what would become the iconic Bestlite design.

Bestlite has been in continuous production since 1930. Winston Churchill, the former British prime minister is numbered amongst its many famous users. He actually loved it so much that he took it with him when travelling around the world.

Eighty years on, the Bestlite 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 through its 80-year history, today, Bestlite enjoys global iconic status.

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