Gubi BL1 Table Lamp

Gubi BL1 Table Lamp

The iconic Gubi BL1 Table Lamp, designed by Robert Dudley Best, blends history and contemporary design to create a minimalist and elegant lighting solution for any space. Read more here


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  1. Minimalist yet distinctive design complements any home or workspace
  2. Adjustable arm and tiltable shade for personalized lighting control
  3. Made with powder-coated aluminium and steel for durability and sturdiness

The iconic Gubi BL1 Table Lamp, designed by Robert Dudley Best, blends history and contemporary design to create a minimalist and elegant lighting solution for any space.

Historical Significance

The Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp, designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930 and manufactured by Gubi, has an illustrious history. Winston Churchill, the ex-leader of Great Britain, liked this lamp for his desk in Whitehall. This made it very famous. Today, it is in famous museums like the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London.

Distinctive Minimalism

This lamp stands out with its simple, unique design. It's great for your home office, workspace, creative corner, or bedside or living room lighting. The light is made of strong materials like aluminium and steel. You can adjust the arm and tilt the shade to make the light fit your needs.

Customisable Choices

The Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp is available in Black, Grey, or White, and you can select between a chrome or brass adjustable arm and base. With direct light, it creates an ambient and flexible lighting solution that adapts to your needs.

Precision Craftsmanship

This lamp was carefully made and has a two-year warranty to ensure its quality and durability. This design works well in both modern and traditional interiors, blending in easily with different styles.

An Ageless Classic

The Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp encapsulates the fusion of history's elegance with the vibrancy of the present. Gubi's furniture combines old designs with new ones, making it perfect for any home. Architects, designers, and history lovers all adore it.

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Designed in 1930


Table Lamp: Height: 84cm x Diameter: 16cm (Weight: 3.3kg)

Shade: Height: 14cm x Width: 16cm x Depth: 16cm
Base/Legs: Height: 45cm x Diameter: 21cm
Cable Length: 200cm

Recommended Bulbs/Light Sources and Lamp Holders

Small Table Lamp: 1x UK/EU E14, Max 13W (350 Lumen))

Bulbs not included
IP Classification/Rating: 20

Gross/Fully Packaged Measurements (Estimated)

Gross/Packed Dimensions: Height: 25cm x Width: 62cm x Depth: 39cm
Gross/Packed Cubic Metres: 0.06m³
Gross/Packed Weight: 5.4kg

Materials & Finishes

– Main Structure/Frame/Body: Powder-coated aluminium (available in chrome or brass)
– Base/Legs: Steel (available in chrome or brass)
– Shade: Aluminium (available in chrome, semi-matt black, bone china, semi-matt soft white or brass)
– External Cable Casing: Plastic cable with braided textile cover (available in black, white or off-white)
– Switch: On cable packed
– Warranty: All workmanship is guaranteed for two years from the date of purchase and fabrics are covered by this warranty after the date of purchase – see Gubi’s warranty terms for more information
– Assembly: Assembly required

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– Wipe with a damp cloth and mild soap for daily cleaning
– Avoid abrasive cleaners and high heat
– Limit exposure to direct sunlight


– Clean daily with a soft cloth
– Avoid acidic or alkaline cleaners and metal scrubs

Please download the care instructions PDF below for more detailed information on how to care for your Gubi BL1 Table Lamp.

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Space Planning/Interior Design
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  1. Is aluminium good?
  2. Aluminium, a key material in the Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp, is not only good but also highly adaptable and sturdy. Its use in the lamp's frame and shade ensures a modern and long-lasting design that can fit seamlessly into any home or workspace.
  3. Can you provide information on the Bauhaus influence on the BL1 Table Lamp?
  4. The Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp, influenced by Bauhaus, is a design classic loved by architects, designers, and Winston Churchill. It is perfect for offices, workspaces, or as bedside or living room lighting. The lamp is available in various colours and has an adjustable arm and tiltable shade.
  5. What are the different forms and applications of the Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp?
  6. Different forms and applications of the Bestlite BL1 table lamp include various finishes for the structure, base, shade, and cable casing. The lamp requires assembly and comes with a two-year warranty.
  7. How does the tiltable shade work on the BL1 Table Lamp?
  8. The tiltable shade on the Bestlite BL1 Table Lamp allows you to adjust the direction of the light.
  9. Are there any sustainability or eco-friendly aspects associated with Gubi's products?
  10. Gubi's Bestlite lamps, designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930, are loved by architects, designers and even Winston Churchill. Available in various colours, they are a contemporary classic, best for any home or workspace. The lamps are made with materials like aluminium, steel, and bone china, and come with a two-year warranty. Gubi is a global design house that combines the beauty of history with the excitement of the present, offering a collection of ageless and inventive furniture and lighting.

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