Gubi Bestlite Series

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Heir to the world's largest lighting factory in Birmingham but reluctant to continue its outdated designs, Robert Dudley Best traveled to Paris and Düsseldorf, where he befriended Walter Gropius. The designer's Bestlite Series showcases a strong Bauhaus influence in its distinct blend of artistry and function. The BL1 Table Lamp, pictured above, features a powder-coated shade that hangs from a curved chrome or brass arm, which can be adjusted from the stand. The Bestlite Series has been in production since 1930 and remains in permanent collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London.

Photo: Courtesy of Gubi

Written by Jenny Xie / Dwell