Skip to content

Robert Dudley Best

  • BL7 Wall Sconce from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL7 Wall Sconce

    Gubi
    from $ 425.00

    The BL7 Wall Sconce by Bestlite has been designed by Robert Best. As the smallest member of the BL family, the BL7 also boasts impressive functiona...

    View full details
  • BL6 Wall Sconce from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL6 Wall Sconce

    Gubi
    from $ 695.00

    The BL6 Wall Sconce by Bestlite has been designed by Robert Best. The BL6 wall lamp is constructed with the arm of the lamp made of brass and the s...

    View full details
  • BL5 Wall Sconce from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL5 Wall Sconce

    Gubi
    from $ 725.00

    The BL5 Wall Sconce by Bestlite has been designed by Robert Best. The BL5 wall lamp is constructed with the arm of the lamp made of brass and the s...

    View full details

Robert Dudley Best (1892-1984) was heir to the world’s largest lighting factory, founded in Brimingham 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 Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated.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 Dusseldorf, where he become 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.