1980s Staff Floor Lamp
Materials: White powder coated aluminium oval base, long flat oval rod with a built-in switch. Oval fabric lampshade. Black plastic parts. Bakelite 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: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
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 – 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.
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History of the company can be found here: 60 Years of Light from Lemgo – Zumtobel plant celebrates historic milestones
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the pictures and the enthusiasm.