Initially adopted by tailors due to its flexible arm and the possibility to direct the light without making shadows, this version of the Bestlite also makes a superb reading light at bedside or near a favorite armchair. Mounted on a swing arm, the stem of the light can be adjusted upwards or down and the shade is movable as well. Originally designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930, BL10 also adds ineffable character and the unique appeal of a timeless icon to any interior.
Wall mount: 45.75" h (116cm)
Shade: 5.5" h x 6.25" dia (14x16cm)
Max extension: 24.5" l (62cm)
Cord length: 78.75" (200cm)
Extendable lamp arm can be tilted 90 degrees from horizontal to vertical
360-degree shade rotation
Bulb: max 40W halogen, E12 socket
Design is an unceasing continuum, believes this Danish house, now owned by a second generation. Owner and creative director Jacob Gubi Olsen inherited the helm from his parents Gubi and Lisbeth Larson, who founded the business to showcase their postmodern furniture. Under Jacob’s watch, Gubi added a global focus to its roots in Copenhagen, with a cosmopolitan array of furniture, lighting and interior objects.
Alongside 20th Century icons such as Robert Dudley Best and Greta Magnusson-Grossman, the design house has championed a new wave of design studios including GamFratesi, Space Copenhagen and OeO Studio. “I started out with two very strong designs, Bestlite—a Bauhaus collection designed in 1930—and Gubi Chair, designed in 2003. I felt they had something in common,” says Jacobs. “Iconic appearance, functional design, high quality, aesthetic design language and adaptable for many different kinds of interiors. I took these values as a guideline for any new designs added to the collection ever since.”