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Designer: Rolf Krüger

Rolf Krüger - Graduate designer Germany - Creator of many beautiful lamps

Designer: Rolf Krüger

Rolf Krüger is a graduate designer. From 1959 until 1960 he studied free and applied art at the Heinrich Zernack School in Berlin. In the period 1960-1964 Krüger went to the Meisterschule für das Kunsthandwerk (master school for the arts and crafts), the Staatliche Werkkunstschule, today named UdK, were he studied graphic and product design.

From 1965 until 1982 he was executive officer in the product and fair design in the field of home lighting.

Since 1983 Rolf Krüger is a freelancer in product design in glass, metal, plastic, concrete and large-scale murals.

Rolf Krüger was awarded numerous times:

Design awards 1967-1993

The Gute Industrieform Hannover
LGA Center Form Stuttgart
1st Rosenthal Studio Prize
If- Design Award Hannover
Federal Award Good Form
Museum of Modern Art
Design Innovations NRW, Design Center
“Designed in Germany”: Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, Boston
Design Plus, Frankfurt Trade Fair Ambiente
ARD / WDR report: Rolf Krüger glass design


1994 Surface Form Product: Sauerland Museum
1995 Painting and glass design: Rathaus Arnsberg
2004 pictures: Sculpture barn Varel
2005 Co-founder of the Arnsberg Design Forum
2008 Art Summer Arnsberg: Fantastic benches, 1st prize
2013 Ede Sörensen Foundation, Husum: Benches from drainpipes

Product selection by museums

2016 Landesmuseum Schleswig-Holstein, Schloss Gottorf Schleswig
2017 Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf
2018 New Collection, Design Museum Munich
2018 Kunstgewerbemuseum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin


    Designer: Rolf Krüger

    Lighting designed for the company Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany in the sixties.

    For the lighting designed for Heinz Neuhaus GMBH, click here.
    For the lighting designed for BPS Leuchten-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, click here.

    Table Lamps

    This table lamp received an iF Design Award in 1968.

    Staff Tube Table Lamp - Design Rolf Krüger

    This table lamp was awarded with the LGA Zentrum Form of the Landesgewerbeamt (State Trade Office) Baden-Württemberg in 1968. It also received an iF Design Award in 1968. It exists as a small and big garden lamp, a wall lamp and a flush mount.

    Staff Table Lamp - Design Rolf Krüger

    Staff Garden, Table, Wall & Ceiling Lamps - Design Rolf Krüger - 1968 iF Design Award

    Staff Mushroom Table Lamp - Design Rolf Krüger

    Staff Spotlight Table Lamps - Design Rolf Krüger

    Staff Pendant Lamp - Designer: Rolf Krüger - 1969

    Staff Pendant Lamp - Designer: Rolf Krüger - 1969

    Staff Pendant Lamp - Designer: Rolf Krüger 1969

    Staff Globe Pendant Lamp - Designer: Rolf Krüger

    Staff Globe Pendant Lamp - Designer: Rolf Krüger

    Garden pole lamp

    Staff Garden Lamp - Designer: Rolf Krüger


    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.