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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...

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  • BL3S Floor Lamp from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL3 Small Floor Lamp

    Gubi
    from $ 695.00

    The BL3 Small Floor Lamp by Bestlite was designed by Robert Dudley Best. Designed in the late 1920's the lamp was the first to be declared a Bauhau...

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  • BL3 Medium Floor Lamp

    Gubi
    from $ 1,075.00

    The BL3 Medium Floor Lamp by Bestlite was designed by Robert Dudley Best. Designed in the late 1920's the lamp was the first to be declared a Bauha...

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  • BL9 S Pendant Light/Brass from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL9 S Pendant Light

    Gubi
    from $ 345.00

    The BL9 S pendant light by Gubi has been designed by Robert Dudley Best. Putting the simple yet classic lamp shade in focus, characteristic for the...

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  • BL9 M Pendant Light/Brass from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL9 M Pendant Light

    Gubi
    from $ 245.00

    The BL9 M pendant light by Bestlite has been designed by Robert Dudley Best. Putting the simple yet classic lamp shade in focus, characteristic for...

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  • BL9 L Pendant Light/Brass from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL9 L Pendant Light

    Gubi
    from $ 395.00

    The BL9 L pendant light by Gubi has been designed by Robert Dudley Best. Putting the simple yet classic lamp shade in focus, characteristic for the...

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  • BL9 XL Pendant Light/Brass from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL9 XL Pendant Light

    Gubi
    from $ 725.00

    The BL9 XL pendant light by Gubi has been designed by Robert Dudley Best. Putting the simple yet classic lamp shade in focus, characteristic for th...

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  • BL2 Table Lamp from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL2 Table Lamp

    Gubi
    from $ 845.00

    The BL2 Table Lamp by Bestlite has been designed by Robert Best. This elegant table lamp is available in eight finish options. The arm of the lamp ...

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  • BL1 Table Lamp from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL1 Table Lamp

    Gubi
    from $ 845.00

    Designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930, the Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp is a coveted design worldwide with strong references to Bauhaus. This elegant t...

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  • BL4 Floor Lamp from Gubi | Modern Lighting + Decor

    BL4 Medium Floor Lamp

    Gubi
    from $ 1,195.00

    The iconic Bestlite BL4 Floor Lamp, designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930. This floor lamp is composed of chrome-plated steel steems and fittings,...

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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.