The iconic Bestlite BL4 Floor Lamp, designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930, was initially adopted by garages and the Royal Air force engineering departments due to its great functionality and adjustable arm. With its numerous finishes, the timeless BL4 Floor Lamp is today perfectly suited as reading light in any contemporary home where additional character is sought for.
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.