Bestlite BL2 table lamp.
Designed by Robert Dudley Best in the 1930s, the Bestlite BL2 table lamp is heavily influenced by the Bauhaus period and has been in continuous production since its launch. BL2 is a compact and highly functional table lamp - thanks to the rotatable arm, the light can be optimally directed to any angle.
Even British Prime Minister Winston Churchill fell for the Bestlite. In addition to the table lamp on his desk in Whitehall, he also took Bestlite on his countless travels around the world.
Loved by architects, designers and design enthusiasts for decades, Bestlite is today a truly global design icon.
Material: Brass, powder coated steel
Dimensions: Diameter 16 cm, diameter base 17.5 cm, height 50 cm, height shade 14 cm
Lamp socket: E14
Light source: Max. Height 30W halogen (not included)
IP value: 20
Cable length: 200 cm Color Black Textile
2 year guarantee.
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 obsolete. In 1925 Best attended the International Exhibition of Modern Design in Paris and, inspired by what he saw, he began studying industrial design in Paris and Düsseldorf. During his studies, Best became good friends with Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus movement. During that time he became inspired by the Bauhaus era and made the first sketches of what would become the iconic Bestlite design.