From the Bestlite series, BL7 takes the signature shade and enlarges it to eye-catching proportions as a wall-mounted fixture. Launched by Brit design icon Robert Dudley Best in 1930, the lamp melds an industrial influence with the modernist philosophy of the Bauhaus movement. With its movable shade in finishes ranging from blackened brass to bone china, it’s a great piece in a hallway, at bedside or for task lighting in the kitchen—alone, in pairs or serial groupings.
- 10.6" h x 6.3" dia (27x16cm)
- 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.”