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History of the Staff company can be found here: 60 Years of Light from Lemgo – Zumtobel plant celebrates historic milestones
Gerhard Beigel & Hans Schäfer pendant lamp on the iF Design Award website
Staff Pendant Lamp 5071
Materials: Half-round chrome mushroom lampshade. White acrylic disc diffuser. White painted ornamental nut. Some metal and plastic parts. 2 metal & porcelain E27 sockets.
Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 100 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 pendant lamp 5071 exists in several colours and sizes. Also made in copper colour. They are all labelled 5071/73/74. The same labels were used for different sizes.
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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