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Staff Chrome Floor Lamp

Materials: Black round & flat metal base. Cast iron counterweight inside the base. Long chrome rod, ornamental screw and joint. Black plastic rod. Adjustable elongated chromed metal (iron) lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.

Height: 160 cm / 62.99”

Lampshade: 28 cm / 11.02”

Base: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 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 Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.

Other versions: This Staff chrome floor lamp exists with 2 and 3 lamps. It was also made as a table lamp.


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. Staff also produced lamps for other companies such as Stilnovo (Italy), Maria Pergay (France) and Lyfa (Denmark). In 1994 Zumtobel bought the company.

Many thanks to Lluífrom Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.