Gubi Bestlite BL9M
Bestlite has been in continuous production since 1930. Eighty years on, the Bestlite design stays close to its industrial roots and true to its original design. Bestlite is held in permanent collections at both the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London. Loved by architects, designers and design aficionados throughout its 80-year history, today, Bestlite enjoys global iconic status.
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 Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated.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.
Materials & Finishes
Length: 180mm / 7″
Diameter: 210mm / 8 1/4″
Lightbulb not included
Any Fluorescent Light Bulb
Recommend Wattage: 9 W
(40 WATT incandescent bulbs)
Max Wattage: 13 W
Halogen Light Bulb
Recommend Wattage: 28 W
Max Wattage: 28 W
Can be fitted with a dimmer. Contact your local electrician
Free delivery over £1500
Eligible for return within 14 days
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