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.


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