Description

Designed by Robert Dudley Best, the Bestlite BL5 wall lamp is highly influenced by the Bauhaus period and has been in continuous production since the 1930s. BL5 is a compact wall lamp with an adjustable arm. Even the British premier Winston Churchill also 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.

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Bestlite BL5 wall lamp, 16 cm, chrome - black semi matt


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Material
Powder coated aluminium, chromed steel
Colour
Chrome, black semi matt (white inside)
Length
Tube: 48 cm
Diameter
16 cm
Height
47 - 80 cm
Bulb base
E14
Light source
Dimmable 44-6W LED (not included)
IP rating
20
Protection class
II
Energy label
A++ - E
Voltage
230 V
Nominal frequency
50 Hz
Certifications and labels
CE marked: tested and approved according to European standards
Cable length
200 cm
Cable colour
Black
Cable material
Textile
Weight
3,2 kg
Integrated switch
Yes
Dimmable
No
Notes
Shade height 14 cm

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 Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated.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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