Staff Bubble Glass Pendant Chandelier
Materials: Chandelier with 5 pendant lamps. Chromed metal round plates (iron) and tubes. Round smoked crystal bubble glass lampshades. Black metal ceiling mount. Metal & porcelain E27 sockets.
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, 1970s, 1980s – 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 lamps can be found here on Vintageinfo.
Manufacturer: Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.
Other versions: This Staff bubble glass pendant chandelier exists in 3 different sizes and made in many forms. Also made as a wall lamp and a single pendent lamp. 3 different sizes flush mounts, table lamps and more. Also made quadrangular. A flush mount or wall lamp can be found here on Vintageinfo.
Model number: P105 – 60 watt.
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.
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History of the company can be found here: 60 Years of Light from Lemgo – Zumtobel plant celebrates historic milestones