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1980s Staff Floor Lamp

Materials: White powder coated aluminium oval base. Long flat white painted oval rod with a black built-in switch. White oval fabric lampshade. Black plastic parts. Bakelite E27 socket.

Height: 152 cm / 61.02”

Width: 60 cm / 15.74”

Base: 40 cm / 12.59”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E27, 3 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. It has a built-in dimmer and the light bulbs can be used separately.

Period: 1980s.

Designer: Staff Design.

Manufacturer: Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.

Model number: 120037 Lampshade: 054475

Other versions: This 1980s Staff floor lamp exists in slight variations and colours. It was also made as a table lamp.

This lamp won the iF Design Award 1984. Discipline: Product 


Staff LeuchtenStaff & 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 produced 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 their achievements.

Staff also collaborated with the Italian company Stilnovo. They published a joint catalogue in the 1970s. The Dutch Raak and the Danish Lyfa sold several lamps in the 60s and 70s. Several other companies did.

In 1994 Zumtobel bought the company.

iF Design Award 1984