Designs from the Bauhaus era brought functionality and simplicity to the forefront, displacing all superficial ornamentation. Robert Dudley Best Designed Bestlite in 1930. As the lamp was the first example of Bauhaus in the UK, strong arguments were needed before the lamp could be put into production. The lamp was produced by the manufacturing firm Best & Lloyd, founded by Bests family in 1840. After mention in the prominent architectural magazine Architects Journal, the architectural community opened its eyes to the lamps potential. In 2004, the Danish design firm Gubi took over the international rights for the Bestlite collection. During the second World War the Bestlite achieved the status of a national icon when Winston Churchill had one standing on his desk. Light source: E14 max 40w tungsten, or any low energy bulb (see our Light Bulbs section) Available with cord and inline switch to plug in or for hard wiring without visible cord. Materials: Shade, base and cord: Black, off white or matt white. Tube and arm: Chromed steel. Base steel, base cover and shade powder coated aluminium. Textile covered cord length: 2.5m. Dimensions: Base: 7cm diameter. Arm: 42cm Shade: 16cm diameter x H14cm.