Bestlite BL9XL Pendant Extra Large by Gubi
design by Robert Dudley Best
Bestlite BL9XL Extra Large Pendant is made of powder coated metal shade in black, off-white, matte white, or white. This pendant light is wired according to US specifications. Features an adjustable cord.
Robert Dudley Best
Robert Dudley Best (1892-1984) was heir to the world's largest lighting factory, founded in Birmingham 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 Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated.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 Düsseldorf, where he became 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.
Bestlite has been in continuous production since 1930. The Bestlitedesign was conceived by Robert Dudley Best who was highly influenced by the Bauhaus. In the past 80 years the lamp has been appreciated in many homes, hotels, and restaurants worldwide. Loved by architects, designers, and design aficionados throughout its 80-year history, today, Bestlite enjoys global iconic status.
23.6" D x 98.42" max overall height
2 meters approximate
1 x 40W E12 base Globe Incandescent (not included)
Ships within 10 to 15 business days
Made in Denmark
001-09393: Matte White/Chrome