- A 1930s creation, renowned as the first manifestation of British Bauhaus design
- A favourite of Winston Churchill
- Part of the permanent collection of both the V & A and the Design Museum in London
Robert Dudley Best BL 1 Desk Lamp
Part of the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London. This special desk lamp comprises functionality and simplicity – the key principles of the Bauhaus movement.
ItaliaDesigns produces this timeless piece with a height adjustable stable base and swiveling shade in a choice of black or white.
|Bulbs||1 x 60W E14|
|Cable Length||180 cm|
About the Designer
Robert Dudley Best
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 Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated.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.