Robert Dudley Best BL 7 Wall Lamp

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  • A 1930 design classic
  • First example of British Bauhaus design
  • Part of the permanent collection of the Design Museum in London

Robert Dudley Best BL 7 Wall Lamp

The Bestlite 7 Wall Lamp is part of 1930 series of lamps designed, following the key principles of the Bauhaus movement. Robert Dudley Best did the first sketches of these design classics while studying as an industrial designer in Paris and Dusseldorf. Their simplicity and functionality gained a popular appeal amongst figures like Winston Churchill establishing the Bestlite lamp collection as an iconic design product. The BL 7 Wall Lamp can be found in the permanent collection of the Design Museum in London.

ItaliaDesigns produces this timeless piece with a stable wall-mounted base and a swiveling shade in a choice of black or white matt finish.

Additional Information

SKU 5980
Height 36 cm
Diameter 16 cm
Bulbs 1 x 60W E14
Cable Length 180 cm

About the Designer

Robert Dudley B.

Robert Dudley B.

Robert Dudley Best 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 Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated.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, where many of the designs exhibited were influenced by the work of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe.

Inspired by what he had seen, Best began his studies of industrial design in Paris and Düsseldorf, where he became close friends with Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus movement. It was during this time that he made the first sketches of what would become the iconic Bestlite design.