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Staff Cascading Bubble Glass Chandelier

Materials: 5 thick chrome tubes. 5 embossed crystal clear bubble glass lampshades. Black painted spider ceiling mount. Chrome ornamental screw. Some plastic parts. Bakelite E27 sockets.

Cord Length: 30 – 80 cm / 11.81 – 31.49” – adjustable

Height Lamps: 21 cm / 8.26”

Width Lamps: ∅ 10 cm / 3.93”

Spider Ceiling Mount: ∅ 33 cm / 12.99”

Electricity: 5 bulbs E27, 5 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: This Staff cascading bubble glass chandelier was made in many variations, sizes and forms since the early 1960s. This cascading chandelier is 1970s.

The flush mount or wall lamp model 7211 (round model) and 7175 (square model) received an iF-Design Award in 1964.


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 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.

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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 bubble glass lamps can be found here on the iF-design website: model 7211model 7175.


Bubble glass flush mount

Chrome tube flush mount

Oyster wall lamp

Bubble glass flush mount or wall lamp

Chrome tube floor lamp

Bubble glass pendant chandelier

Chrome floor lamp

Other Staff lamps

Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.