During a recent house remodel, I was faced with the difficult decision of choosing lights for our kitchen island. The options were endless, but I finally settled on two black Bestlite pendants, and haven’t looked back since. Inspired by Bauhaus design and in continuous production since the 1930s, the Bestlite was on Churchill’s desk at Whitehall. Now made by lighting and furniture company Gubi of Copenhagen, the latest Bestlite Collection features new colors and brass fitting that apply to all Bestlite fixtures. And we don’t mind the added glamor one bit.
Photos via Gubi, unless otherwise noted.
Above: The classic Bestlite is black and chrome; now the Bestlite Collection from Gubi comes in several new options, including matte black with brass, matte white with brass, all brass, and charcoal gray with brass. They’re available as floor, table, and pendant lamps, as well as sconses. Photo via Nordic Design.
Above: The BL7 Wall Sconce in matte white with brass components is $359 from Horne.
Abvove: The BL2 Table Lamp in brass; $759 from Horne.
Above: The BL3M Floor Lamp in matte white and brass; $869 from Horne.
Above: The BL3M Floor Lamp in matte gray and brass; $869 from Horne.
Above: The BL6 Wall Sconce in matte gray and brass; $579 from Horne.
To learn more, visit Gubi.
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