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BL2 Table Lamp

Robert Dudley Best, 1930



The Bestlite design company has a long history of prestige thanks to the partnership of industrial designer Robert Dudley Best and his family’s manufacturing firm—Best & Lloyd, founded in 1840. Best began his studies of industrial design in Paris and Düsseldorf, where he became close friends with Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus movement. It was during this time that he drafted the first model of a Bauhaus-inspired lamp that was still foreign to the UK. After a mention in Architects’ Journal, the lamp’s popularity grew. Once Winston Churchill placed a Bestlite lamp on his desk in Whitehall, the company gained everlasting fame.

Eighty years on, 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 through its 80-year history, Bestlite enjoys global iconic status today.



  • Chrome arm, base, and shade in powder coated metal in matte black or white
  • Textile covered cord
  • 17.5"d 19.7"h
  • Shade: 6.3"dia 5.5"h
  • Base: 6.9"dia
  • Cord Length is approximately 6.5' 
  • Base has an integrated steel counterweight for stability
  • Bulb Requirements (Not Included): Max 30W-Halogen, E14 base
  • UL Listed
  • Made in Denmark by Bestlite, GUBI
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Also available with matte ivory shade
  • A brass version is also available with shade in matte black, matte white, matte gray, or all brass
  • Additional table, floor, wall, and suspension versions available
  • Care Instructions: Your product arrives with detailed care instructions. If you need more information, please contact
  • Please see our return policy for details



  • Product ships from the SUITE NY warehouse in New York
  • Ships via FedEx, standard, and expedited service available

Many of our products come in additional finishes and sizes. For questions, finish options and custom orders please contact or call 1-866-678-6016 Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm to speak to a design expert for advice and consultation.


BL2 Table Lamp - Matte White $ 579.00

BL2 Table Lamp - Black $ 579.00



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