Staff Oyster Wall Lamp or Flush Mount
Materials: White painted metal (iron). Some metal parts, Bakelite sockets.
Height: 62 cm / 24.40”
Width: 62 cm / 24.40”
Electricity: 4 bulbs E27, 4 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Rolf Krüger & Dieter Witte in 1968.
Manufacturer: Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.
Model number: A247
Other versions: Wall lamp or flush mount (recessed), different versions and designs. Also in copper and silver colour. Other colours were also available.
This lamp won the iF Design Award 1968 and the Rosenthal-Studio-Preis 1968.
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History of the company can be found here: 60 Years of Light from Lemgo – Zumtobel plant celebrates historic milestones
Staff also produced lamps for other companies. The Oyster lamp appears in the Danish Lyfa catalogue in 1972 and has the name Hannover. Staff also produced lamps for the famous Italian brand Stilnovo.
Dieter Witte (1937-2008)
Dieter Witte went to school at the Kunstgewerbeschule Hannover (School of Applied Arts) in the German city Hanover. He has been working as a freelance lamp designer since 1966 for different industrial companies, including Osram, Erco and Staff. Many of his projects are design classics.
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