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Staff Bubble Glass Pendant Chandelier

Materials: Chromed metal, metal and porcelain sockets. Smoked crystal bubble glass. Black metal ceiling piece.

Cord Length: 120 cm – 47.24” – adjustable

Dimensions one lamp:

Height: 31 cm / 12.20”

Width: 17 cm / 6.69”

Electricity: 5 bulbs E27, 5 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but preferably a white/opaque or frosted light bulb.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: “Produktgestaltung Staff & Schwarz GmbH” ((Product design Staff & Schwarz GmbH).

These lights are often attributed to Helena Tynell, but here bubble lamps are different. She designed bubble lamps for Glashütte Limburg in the 1960s, another famous German light company. More info about those lights can be found here on Vintageinfo.

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

Other versions: Made in 3 different sizes and used in many forms. Also made as a wall lamp, 1 pendent light. 3 different sizes ceiling lights, table lamps and more. Also made quadrangular. A ceiling or wall light can be found here on Vintageinfo.

Model number: P105 – 60 watt.


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. In 1994 Zumtobel bought the company.

History of the company can be found here: 60 Years of Light from Lemgo – Zumtobel plant celebrates historic milestones

iF-design awards for this type of lights can be found here on the iF-design website: model 7211, model 7175.

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Other Staff lights on Vintageinfo click here.

Staff Bubble Glass Pendant Chandelier - all the parts - stripped