- Seminal British design from the 1930s
- Focusses and softens light
- Blends Art Deco and Bauhaus styles
- Volume m3 :0.0290
- Designers :Robert Dudley Best
- Width : 77 cm
- Height : 20.5 cm
- Depth :15 cm
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Robert Dudley Best's BL5 Wall Lamp sries is one of the most celebrated ranges in the history of British interior design. Blending elements of Bauhaus, Art Deco and classic English panache in equal measure, the BL 5's sleek brass neck supports a smooth lampshade, shaped in Best's initmitable style. And with it available in a number of colour finishes, there is a BL 5 for any room or occasion.
THE STORY BEHIND THE ROBERT DUDLEY BEST BL 5 WALL LAMP
As the heir to world's largest lighting factory, Robert Dudley Best spent much of the 1920s updating his company's product range, embarking on a research trip to mainland Europe. After visiting the Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe-inspired work of the International Exhibition of Modern Design in Paris, he decided to study industrial design in Paris and Dusseldorf. Heavily influenced by his friend, Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus movement that Gropius was a founder of, he produced the BL 5 Wall Light. This understated but striking piece brought focus and panache to ever room it hung in, making it and instant British classic.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
ROBERT DUDLEY BEST
1892 - 1984 (England)
Born in Birmingham, England in the late 19th Century, Robert Dudley Best was a man with lighting in his blood. As the heir to the world's largest lighting factory, he was always destined to step into the field of interior design, but his eccentricity and flair pushed his designs into a direction that few could have predicted. In the mid-20s, feeling that his company's range was outdated, he took on a major tour of Europe, visiting the Exhibition of Modern Art in Paris, where he was heavily influenced by the work of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. He would go onto study design in Paris and Dusseldorf, meeting and befriending Walter Gropius, the co-founder of the Bauhaus Movement in the process. It was Gropius who would leave a lasting impression on his work, which is present in his most famous range, the Bestlite Series.