BL3S Floor 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 studied in Paris and Dusseldorf, where 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.

The BL3 floor lamp combines the original Bauhaus inspiration with a modern, sleek design—perfect while next to a favorite reading chair.


  • Adjustable height stem and moveable arm in chrome, diffuser, and base in black powder coated metal
  • Textile covered cord
  • 44.5 - 59.8" adjustable height, 44.5" stem height, 16.5" arm length
  • Shade: 6.3" or 8.2" dia 
  • Base: 11.0"dia
  • Cord Length is approximately 6.5' 
  • On/off foot switch
  • Base has an integrated steel counterweight for stability
  • Bulb Requirements (Not Included): Max 30W-Halogen, E12 base
  • UL Listed
  • Made in Denmark by Bestlite, GUBI
  • Warranty: 2 years against manufacturing defect
  • Also available with matte ivory shade, as well as brass version with shade in matte black, matte white, or matte gray or in all brass
  • Additional floor, table, wall, and suspension versions available
  • Care Instructions: Your product arrives with detailed care instructions. If you need more information, please contact