Robert Dudley Best BL 5 Wall Lamp

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  • A 1930s iconic lamp
  • First manifestation of British Bauhaus design
  • Featured in Architects’ Journal

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. This further enforced the iconic status of its design and made it a hit amongst the English architectural community.

ItaliaDesigns produces this timeless piece with a height adjustable stable base to attach to the wall, and a swiveling shade in a choice of black or white.

Additional Information

SKU 5976
Height 42 - 84 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 Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated.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.