Staff Eyeball Desk Lamp
Materials: Round black and flat metal base. Chrome rod. Black plastic rod. Ornamental chrome screw. Chrome joint. Adjustable chrome globe or eyeball lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Lampshade: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”
Height: 62 cm / 24.40”
Base: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”
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: Arnold Berges.
Manufacturer: Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.
Other versions: This Staff eyeball desk lamp exists in a few variations. Also floor lamps and wall lamps were made.
Often said that this lamp is a design of Maria Pergay for Uginox, but those are false assumptions. The black plastic rod is typical for the Arnold Berges design.
No information can be found about the designer. He designed many beautiful lamps for Staff. Several of them can be found here on Vintageinfo. An Arnold Berges lives in Hennef, Germany. It is unclear if it is the designer.
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History of the company can be found here: 60 Years of Light from Lemgo – Zumtobel plant celebrates historic milestones