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BL5 Wall Lamp - ‘Bestlite 90’ Anniversary Edition

Regular price €719.00

Item Number: 10063530

‘Bestlite 90’ Anniversary Collection
The ‘Bestlite 90’ anniversary collection comprises 4 designs produced in a limited edition of 300 of each, with their own uniquely numbered certificate: the BL1 Table Lamp, the BL3 Floor Lamp, and the BL5 and BL7 Wall Lamps. The anniversary collection has an all- nickel finish, with a twisted cord for a retro feel.

Designed by the British designer Robert Dudley Best in 1930, the Bestlite BL5 Wall Lamp exudes simplicity and clean shapes in line with the school from Bauhaus, which the designer was highly influenced by. With its adjustable arm, both horizontal and vertical, and movable shade, the Bestlite BL5 Wall Lamp suits well by the desk, as a bedside lamp or in the kitchen where the light needs to be directed.

The Bestlite lamp design was first adopted by garages and the Royal Air Force engineering departments due to its great functionality. A feature in Architects Journal lauding Bestlite with the title of the first evidence of Bauhaus in Britain brought the lamp to the attention of the design conscious. Public demand for the Bestlite lamps soon followed and, when Winston Churchill personally chose the Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp for his desk, Bestlite's iconic status was secured.

The Bestlite design stays close to its industrial roots and true to its original design. Bestlite is held in permanent collections at both the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London. Loved by architects, designers and design aficionados throughout its long history, today, Bestlite has become a contemporary classic.

Designed by Robert Dudley Best

Robert Dudley Best (1892-1984) was heir to the world's largest lighting manufacturing company Best & Lloyd, founded in Birmingham in 1840. Despite the company's proud history of providing traditional lamps to a prestigious clientele, including Titanic and the Orient Express, Dudley Best was interested in a new collection that symbolised the spirit of the new age by appealing to the more avant-garde architects and setting a new agenda for lamp design...

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Specifications
Lamp height:
54-87 cm
Lamp stand:
Ø7,8x48 cm
Shade dimensions:
Ø16x13 cm
Distance to switch:
15 cm
Weight (kg):
1.55