With an industrial pedigree but interpreted with uncommon refinement, this pendant reflects the values of the entire Bestlite range introduced in 1930 by British designer Robert Dudley Best. A fan of the Bauhaus movement, Best's large version of his BL9 remains timeless today and is enhanced by the number of available versions that all ring true to the original. Apropos for larger rooms, the pendant produces a directed light perfectly suited for both mealtime tasks in the kitchen and convivial dining room settings.
- Canopy: 1.5" h x 4.75" dia (3.5x12cm)
- Shade: 13" h x 15.75" dia (33x40cm)
- Cord length: 78.75" (200cm)
Chrome or brass
Bulb: max 75W incandescent, E26 socket
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.”