Mid Century Modernist

Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp

Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp

Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp
Vintage Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp designed by Robert Dudley Best. The lamp was inspired by Bauhaus designs and was reviewed in the Architects Journal and was hailed as the first manifestation of Bauhaus in England. Best drew his inspiration for the lamp from his exposure to French and German design, having studied at the Dusseldorf School of Industrial Design and during that time befriended Walter Gropius (Head of Bauhaus).

Once the lamp was produced it became very popular known for its quality, clarity and elegance. Winston Churchill had one on his desk in his Whitehall air-raid shelter during the Second World War.

This is a good example of a BL1 Table lamp featuring the heavy cast iron base which dates it to being one of the early models most likely from the early 1930's. The lamp is in good condition with some age related marks and patina as to be expected. The lamp moves well, The curved shade rotates and tilts through its axis and the arm also tilts up and down. The height of the lamp is also adjustable.

The chrome arms have age related patina and the dark green shade has a few marks commensurate with age and use. The lamp is currently in good working order and currently has a UK plug.

The item "Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp" is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Lamps\20th Century". The seller is "objectsofinterest20c" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.

  • Style: Art Deco
  • Original/Reproduction: Original


Vintage Original Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp Mid Century Modernist Bauhaus Lamp