1970s Staff Spotlights Duo Model 7620
Materials: Brown metallic painted plastic. Some metal parts. Chromed iron rod. Black plastic ceiling cap. Porcelain socket.
Lampholder: ∅ 14,2 x 15,5 cm / 5.59 x 6.10”
Rod: +- 12 cm / 4.72”
Ceiling Mount: ∅ 8 cm / 3.14”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27 PAR 38, 1 x 150 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a PAR 38 spotlight is recommended.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: A. Berges (no information to be found about the designer).
Manufacturer: Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.
Other versions: The Duo was made in several sizes and colours. Also made as a pendant lamp, spotlight on rail, table lamp, floor lamp. These ceiling lamps are also used as a wall lamp.
Model number: 007620 – 150 watt.
Staff – Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerk (lighting plant) – was established by Alfred Staff and Otto Schwarz in Lemgo, (West) Germany in 1945.
Their business started as a shop for consumer goods in wood and metal as well as pesticide for controlling the Colorado potato beetle, a huge problem at that time.
Within a year they the company expanded with 15 employees and they were producing the first wrought iron luminaires. Over the next three decades, Staff was to develop into a world leader in design excellence, receiving over 200 awards for its achievements. Staff also produced lamps for other companies such as Stilnovo (Italy) and Lyfa (Denmark). In 1994 Zumtobel bought the company.
Models 5508, 5509, 5518, 5519, lamps from this series but different colours, received the iF Design Award in 1973. (discipline: product)
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History of the company can be found here: 60 Years of Light from Lemgo – Zumtobel plant celebrates historic milestones
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