why this product

The Bestlite lamp will brighten up your days and nights with its clean, modern design. Place it on your desk to illuminate thoughts and innovations while you work. The arm and lampshade are adjustable to varying heights and angles, so you can bring the bulb closer to your book or cast a beam into a shadowed corner. The fabric covered cord has a power switch 22” away from the base of the lamp, making it easy to turn on and off.

use & care

Use a screwdriver to adjust and fasten the lamp arm to the angle and height desired. Use a soft, damp cloth when cleaning your Bestlite lamp. Do not use household cleaners.

Recommended wattage for fluorescent light bulbs is 9 watts (about 40 watts for incandescent bulbs); 13 watts for fluorescent bulbs is the maximum wattage the lamp can sustain.

Recommended wattage for Halogen light bulb is: 28 watts (about 40 watts for incandescent bulbs); 28 watts for Halogen bulbs is the maximum wattage the lamp can sustain.

The lamp can be fitted with a dimmer by your electrician if desired.

production & design

This iconic light has a storied history. Named after its designer, Robert Dudley Best, the Bestlite table lamp graced Winston Churchill’s desktop, and Bestlite wall lamps were collected by the Victoria & Albert Museum. In the 19th century, Best was owner of a large lighting factory. Seeking new inspiration for lighting models, he attended the International Exhibition of Modern Design in Paris. There, he was deeply influenced by Bauhaus designers including Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. Best later studied industrial design in Paris and Düsseldorf, where he befriended Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. Surrounded by new, modern ideas and thinkers, Best designed the Bestlite in 1930, and the light has been in continuous production ever since. The lamps are now produced by designers and fabricators from the Danish firm Gubi. Headquartered in the docklands of Copenhagen in an expansive former tobacco factory, Gubi was founded in 1967 by husband-wife team Gubi and Lisbeth Olsen. Their sons, Jacob and Sebastian, continue to run the company today.

about the designer

Gubi Bestlite Table Lamp (Chrome)

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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This iconic lamp has been produced with the same care and attention to detail since 1930.

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    19" high x 7" diameter at base (50 x 18 cm)

    Powder coated aluminum
    Chromed steel
    Fabric covered cord

    Made in

    Key points
    - Iconic modern design suited to any décor
    - Adjustable arm and shade angles 

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000284150

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  • We accept complimentary returns within 30 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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