Behold...the aptly named "best light"...a proof that classics never go out of style. It keeps popping up in Scandinavian design magazines lately. (Needless to say I reeeeeeally want one.)
BestLite was designed in 1930 by Robert Dudley Best, heir to an English lighting factory. He admired the work of Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier so much, that he studied design in Paris. BestLite was later produced in his father's factory.
At first it was mostly used in repair shops, but gradually gained a large fan base among architects and was mentioned in The Architects' Journal as one of the first examples of Bauhaus design in England. The lamp eventually found its way to the desk of Winston Churchill. Quite a career!
I won't be able to blog during the next couple of days, but here is a link that will surely keep you busy...probably until christmas next year...I recently discovered Rachel's blog One Pretty Thing...so many fabulous tutorials...my head is still spinning. And this very funny (and very cynical...) article She's happily married, dreaming of divorce by Ellen Tien which you might have read already.
Have a great weekend and an even better week...