With its mobile arm and shade, this wall lamp is perfect in a hallway, adjoining a desk or at bedside for reading—and, anywhere it’s placed, it’s also a veritable design icon. A wall-mounted extension of Robert Dudley Best’s timeless 1930 Bestlite, the signature adjustable arm can be positioned both horizontally and vertically and the distinctive shade is movable as well. The British designer was highly influenced by the modernist school of Bauhaus at the time and the lamp has been in continuous production ever since, a favorite of savvy design aficionados.
- 21.3" h x 3.1" dia (54x7.8cm)
- Shade: 5.5" h x 6.3" dia (14x16cm)
- Cord length: 98.4" (250cm)
Chrome or brass
- 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.”