Staff Bubble Glass Flush Mount Or Wall Lamp
Materials: White painted metal ceiling mount. Smoked crystal bubble glass lampshade. White painted Bakelite E14 sockets.
Height: 8,5 cm / 3.34”
Width: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
Electricity: 2 x E14 bulbs, 2 x 25 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulbs can be used. But preferably very small bulbs as in a refrigerator, clear or opaque/white.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.
Other versions: This Staff bubble glass flush mount or wall lamp exists in 3 different sizes and was made in many forms. Also made as a pendent lamp, a combined pendant lamp, table lamps and others. Also made quadrangular. A nice example of a pendant chandelier with the same glass parts as this flush mount or wall lamp can be found here on Vintageinfo.
Model number: P105 – 60 watt.
These lamps are often attributed to Helena Tynell, but here bubble lamps are different. She designed bubble lamps in the sixties for Glashütte Limburg, another famous German lighting company. More info about those lamps can be found here on Vintageinfo.
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.
The flush mount or wall lamp model 7211 (round model) and 7175 (square model) received an iF-Design Award in 1964.
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History of the company can be found here: 60 Years of Light from Lemgo – Zumtobel plant celebrates historic milestones