The granddaddy of the Bestlite pendant series, the extra large BL9 originated in 1930 with the British designer Robert Dudley Best. Following along Bauhaus ideas about functionality and form, he created a timeless lamp that allows for any number of variations. Here, the shade is the focus, as a outsize version in either charcoal black or grey with the choice of brass or black fittings. A classic by any estimation, it gives a directed light that's perfectly suited for both kitchen and dining settings in almost any interior style.
- Canopy: 1.5" h x 4.75" dia (3.5x12cm)
- Shade: 19.75" h x 23.75" dia (50x60cm)
- Cord length: 78.75" (200cm)
Chrome or brass
Bulb: max 150W incandescent, E26 socket
“I started out with two very strong designs, Bestlite—a Bauhaus collection designed in 1930—and Gubi Chair, designed in 2003” Jacob says (both available at A+R). “I felt they had something in common,” he continues. “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.”