Bestlite has been in production continuously since 1930. Bestlite design was conceptualized by Robert Dudley Best, the heir to the world's largest lighting factory, founded in Birmingham in 1840. He was greatly inspired by the Bauhaus, a school in Germany that merged practical crafts with art and it was one of the most influential forces behind modernist architecture and modern design. Even after 80 years, the Bestlite design stays true to its industrial roots and its original design. Bestlite is represented in permanent collections at both the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London, and is loved by architects and designers. Today, BestLite has reached iconic status worldwide.