One of a quartet of sizes in the Bestlite pendant series, the midsize BL9 is a design-world icon with a timeless look and unrivaled function. Designed in 1930 by the Bauhaus-influenced British designer Robert Dudley Best, the light even resides in permanent collections at both the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London. Putting the focus on the industrially-rooted but very refined shade, this particular model makes a striking addition where directed light is needed, especially in a dining area.
- Canopy: 1.25" h x 4.75" dia (3.5x12cm)
- Shade: 7" h x 8.25" dia (18x21cm)
- Cord: 78.75" (200cm)
Chrome or brass, bone china
Bulb: max 40W incandescent, E12 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.”