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 Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated.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

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  1. Robert Dudley Best BL 1 Desk Lamp −50%

    Robert Dudley Best BL 1 Desk Lamp

    Designed in the 1930s, the Bestlite 1 Lamp was declared as the first expression of British Bauhaus design. As an heir to Best & Lloyd, the largest lighting manufacturing company in the early 1900s, Robert Dudley Best broke off the traditional production line with this new, modern lamp design. Read More

    Regular Price: £278

    Special Price with Voucher Discount: £139

  2. Robert Dudley Best BL 5 Wall Lamp −50%

    Robert Dudley Best BL 5 Wall Lamp

    Designed in the 1930s, the Bestlite 5 Lamp was declared the first expression of British Bauhaus design. Its functionality earned it a well deserved success within the industrial sector in the early twentieth century. In 1932 the Bestlite 5 Lamp was featured in the Architects’ Journal, pointing out both its practical and aesthetic benefits. Read More

    Regular Price: £238

    Special Price with Voucher Discount: £119

  3. Robert Dudley Best BL 7 Wall Lamp −50%

    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. Read More

    Highstreet Price: £345.49

    Regular Price: £178

    Special Price with Voucher Discount: £89

  4. Robert Dudley Best BL 3 Floor Lamp −50%

    Robert Dudley Best BL 3 Floor Lamp

    Highly influenced by the Bauhaus design principles, the Bestlite 3 Floor Lamp is part of the world-renowned Bestlite collection. This design has many followers, including Winston Churchill. Read More

    Highstreet Price: £622

    Regular Price: £398

    Special Price with Voucher Discount: £199

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