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Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp: Chrome Base + Black Brass Shade
Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp: Chrome Base + Black Brass Shade

Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp

Designed by Robert Dudley Best for Gubi

British icon and statesman Sir Winston Churchill personally chose BL1 Table Lamp for his desk, cementing its maker Bestlite in the public imagination. Launched in 1930, British designer Robert Dudley Best created this clean-lined lamp with a flexible arm and movable shade in the spirit of the then-reigning school of Bauhaus. (Interestingly, an Architects Journal feature lauding Bestlite was the first evidence of Bauhaus in England.) With its refined functionality, Bestlite was first adopted by the Royal Air Force engineering departments but, more than 80 years on, today it is more commonly seen in a workspace, home office or even as bedside lighting.


$905 – $1,335 based on final options selected


  • 20-33" h x 8.25" dia (51-84x21cm)
  • Shade: 5.5" h x 6.25" dia (14x16cm)
  • Cord length: 78.75" (200cm)


Chrome-plated steel or brass, bone china


  • Blub not included
  • E14

Available Options:

Base Finish: Black Brass , Brass , Chrome

Shade Finish: Black Brass , Bone China , Classic White Semi Matt , Grey Semi Matt , Shiny Brass , Soft Black Semi Matt , Soft White Semi Matt , Black Semi Matt , Ivory White Semi Matt , White Matt , Chrome

Style: US , EU