The STIN.com version of Robert Dudley Best's seminal Bestlite BL3 Floor Lamp is faithfully hand-crafted to the original specifications, recreating a true British design classic. Its thick, pointed shade gives focus and clarity of light to a a room, while its adjustable stand means it can be adapted and adjusted to fit any situation or need. Its sleek metal neck and fitting add a dash of classy Art Deco style to every room it sits in, making it cool, minimalist and stylish.
As the heir to world'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 Bestlite Lamp series, which blended the Art Deco and Bauhaus styles beautifully. With its adaptability and effortless British panache, the BL3 has become one of the most celebrated pieces in UK design history, and we are proud to produce such a seminal design.
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 In the mid-20s, feeling that his company's range was outdated, he took on a major tour of Europe, visiting the Exhibition of Modern Art in Paris, where he was heavily influenced by the work of Le Corbusier and Mies van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.
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