Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp

Add to Wishlist
from £613.00

The origin of the Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp is rooted in the Bauhaus philosophy, an establishment which championed a rebellion against tradition and sought to bring simplicity to the forefront.

Read More
Ready to Deliver in 4 - 6 weeks
Add to Wishlist
Delivery Delivery to Delivery info

Let us do the lifting. With our two-man furniture delivery service from £60, door-to-door tracked delivery from just £5.95, and international shipping to over 70 countries – what more could you wish for? If you're ordering furniture, we will contact you with a delivery time slot, which you then have the option to change to whenever best suits you. For all other deliveries, we’ll provide you with a unique tracking number so you can follow your order’s journey from us, to you.

Description

The origin of the Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp is rooted in the Bauhaus philosophy, an establishment which championed a rebellion against tradition and sought to bring simplicity to the forefront.

British designer Robert Dudley Best drew the first sketches of the light that would be proclaimed as the first Bauhaus manifestation in England during 1930, while studying in Paris and Düsseldorf. Initially favoured by car mechanics on account of its adjustability, the swan-necked lamp soon entered the nation's consciousness when it was pictured on Winston Churchill's desk in his air-raid shelter beneath Whitehall during World War II. 

Robert Dudley Best is now recognised as one of the great British designers of the 20th century, while the Bestlite remains an elegant testimony to his work. First produced by the manufacturing firm Best & Lloyd, founded by Best's family in 1840, Danish design firm GUBI took over the production of this iconic light and continues to manufacture it to exacting standards to this day. 

Requires: 1 x Max 40W E14 bulb (not included).

Details

21cm (w) x 51 - 83cm (h)
Shade: 16cm (d) x 13cm (h)
Cable Length: 250cm
  • Designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930
  • Features an adjustable beam and elegant swan neck
  • The favoured desk lamp of Winston Churchill during World War II
Product Code:
BL1_Table_Lamp

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Receive 10% off your first order and be the first to hear about the latest news, events and product launches directly from the home of iconic designs and future classics.