- Seminal British design
- Available in sleek black or vibrant white
- Classic Art Deco design from 1930
- Volume m3 :0.0124
- Designers :Robert Dudley Best
- Width : 15 cm
- Height : 36 cm
- Depth : 15 cm
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Robert Dudley Best's BL 7 Wall Lamp is one of the most seminal designs ever to come out of the UK, and the version is lovingly hand-crafted to the exact specifications as the original. Its thick, pointed shade gives focus and clarity of light to a space, making it perfect for living room areas and dining room settings. Its stylish metal neck and fitting add a dash of classy Art Deco style to any room it hangs in.
THE STORY BEHIND THE ROBERT DUDLEY BEST BL 7 WALL LAMP
As the heir to theworld's largest lighting factory, in the mid-1920s, Robert Dudley Best decided to update 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, he produced the BL 7 Wall Light, which blended the Art Deco and Bauhaus styles beautifully.
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 In the mid-20s, feeling that his company's range was outdated, he took on a major tour of Europe, visiting the Exhibition of Modern Art in Paris, where he was heavily influenced by the work of Le Corbusier and Mies van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.