Bestlite BL9 Pendant Lamp
Bestlite has been in continuous production since 1930. Robert Dudley Best created Bestlite design. He was highly influenced by the Bauhaus. In the past 80 years, people appreciated the lamps and it decorates many homes, hotels and restaurants worldwide. Loved by architects, designers and design aficionados throughout its 80-year history, today, Bestlite enjoys global iconic status.
Robert Dudley BestBRITAIN (1892-1984)
Robert Dudley Best (1892-1984) was heir to the world’s largest lighting factory, founded in Birmingham in 1840. Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated. In 1925, Best visited the International Exhibition of Modern Design in Paris, where many of the designs exhibited were influenced by the work of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe.
Inspired by what he had seen, Best began his studies of industrial design in Paris and Düsseldorf, where he became close friends with Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus movement. It was during this time that he made the first sketches of what would become the iconic Bestlite design.