Staff Bubble Glass Flush Mount Or Wall Lamp
Materials: White painted metal, white painted Bakelite sockets. Smoked crystal bubble glass.
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 – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised, 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: Made in 3 different sizes and used 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.
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
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Other Staff lamps on Vintageinfo click here.
The flush mount or wall lamp model 7211 (round model) and 7175 (square model) won the iF-design award in 1964.