Beloved by generations of designers and architects, BL2 is the classic Bestlite table lamp first designed in 1930 by Robert Dudley Best. The British designer was highly influenced by the school of Bauhaus in devising his clean-lined and elegantly functional lamp with a flexible arm and movable shade. Apropos for a workspace, home office or even as bedside lighting, Bestlite is held in permanent collections at both London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and among its early fans was Sir Winston Churchill.
- 19.7" h x 6.9" dia (50x17.5cm)
- Shade: 5.5" h x 6.3" dia (14x16cm)
- Cord length: 78.7" (200cm)
- UL listed
- Bulb not included
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.”