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.
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 Leuchten – 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 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.