Staff Pendant Lamp 5485
Materials: Round white acrylic lampshade with an aluminium tube on top. Black plastic canopy. White painted Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 100 cm / 12.59’’
Height: 37 cm / 13.77”
Width: ∅ 32 cm / 12.59”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 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 5485 exists in several colours. Also made in anodised aluminium in a few colours, as you can see in the catalogue picture. Models are: 5495, 5496, 5497, 5498, 5485, 5486, 5487, 5488.
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.
Often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
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History of the Staff company can be found here: 60 Years of Light from Lemgo – Zumtobel plant celebrates historic milestones