Saturday, 5 November 2011
We have ordered our beloved best lite lamps and are waiting for them to come!
Designed in 1930 by the English designer Robert Dudley Best (1892-1984). Within a short period of time the Bestlite lamp proved a real success and was proclaimed the first Bauhaus manifestation in the UK by leading publication Architects Journal. During the second World War the lamp achieved the status of a national treasure when Winston Churchill had one standing on his desk in his air-raid shelter beneath Whitehall. The Bestlite lamp is a design classic, and remains an elegant example of styling that adds warmth and intensity to any room.
They come in black, white and off white. We ordered two black ones - not too sure if we got the medium or large ones...
Here are some inspirations: