The floor lamp BL3 adapts the classic 1930 Bestlite by Robert Dudley Best, a British designer highly influenced by the Bauhaus school. With its signature adjustable arm that positions both horizontally and vertically as well as the movable shade, it makes for highly functional lighting as well as a standout design statement. Displaying clean lines and an elegant silhouette, BL3 is available in a variety of finishes and a choice of 2 sizes—and stands as a superb reading light with an impressive heritage.
- 44.5-59.8" h x 11" dia (113-152x28cm)
- Small: 5.5" h x 6.3" dia (14x16cm)
- Medium: 7.1" h x 8.3" dia (18x21cm)
- 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.”