Robert Dudley Best's Bestlite BL7 Wall Lamp is one of the most seminal designs ever to come out of the UK, and the STIN design version is lovingly hand-crafted to the exact specifications of the original. The thick, pointed shade of the Bestlite BL7 Wall Lamp 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.
As the heir to the 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 BL7 Wall Lamp, which blended the Art Deco and Bauhaus styles beautifully.
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 In the mid-20s, feeling that his company's range was outdated, he took on a major tour of Europe, visiting the Exhibition of Modern Art in Paris, where he was heavily influenced by the work of Le Corbusier and Mies van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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