Staff Opal Glass Flush Mount Or Wall Lamp
Materials: White plastic round ceiling mount. White painted Bakelite sockets. Embossed aluminium reflector. Porcelain terminal block. Big round white opal frosted glass disc used as lampshade.
Height: 10 cm / 3.93”
Width: ∅ 50 cm / 19.68”
Electricity: 3 x E27 bulbs, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulbs can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: The internal design team of Staff.
Manufacturer: Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.
Other versions: This Staff opal glass flush mount exists in several sizes. It was also made in a quadrangular form. This version is the biggest version.
Model numbers: 7007/7017/7057
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