Staff P118 Pendant Lamp
Materials: Frosted opal glass lampshade. Orange aluminium ring diffuser. White plastic lid & canopy. White painted Bakelite é porcelain E27 socket.
Cord: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 27 cm / 10.62”
Width: ∅ 24 cm / 9.44”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 150 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 in 1966.
Manufacturer: Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.
Other versions: This Staff P118 pendant lamp exists with the aluminium ring in several colours. Also made in brushed aluminium. Other rings/lampshades also exists, such as fabric lampshades in several colours.
Rolf Krüger is a graduate designer. From 1959 until 1960 he studied free and applied art at the Heinrich Zernack School in Berlin. In the period 1960-1964 Krüger went to the Meisterschule für das Kunsthandwerk (master school for the arts and crafts), the Staatliche Werkkunstschule, today named UdK, were he studied graphic and product design.
From 1965 until 1982 he was executive officer in the product and fair design in the field of home lighting.
Since 1983 Rolf Krüger is a freelancer in product design in glass, metal, plastic, concrete and large-scale murals.
Rolf Krüger was awarded numerous times, you can find his full biography and the lamps he designed over here.
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.