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Staff Pendant Lamps 5518

Materials: Fluo green and fluo pink painted round plastic lampshades. Chromed metal (iron) mirror/reflector. Black plastic tube on top. Porcelain socket.

Cord Lenght: 120 cm / 47.24”

Height: 15 cm / 5.90”

Width: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a silver bowl/cup light bulb is recommended.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Arnold Berges (no information to be found about the designer).

Manufacturer: Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.

Other versions: These Staff pendant lamps 5518 were made in several sizes and colours. Also made as a wall lamp, spotlight, spotlight on rail, table lamp, floor lamp.

Model number: 5518/19/38 – 100 watt.

The model 5518 is a white coloured lamp. In all probability these 3 pendant lamps were repainted a long time ago, presumably in the late 80s, when these colours were popular. Maybe on order, but that is unlikely. The painting was done very well, the lamps were completely disassembled.

Staff, Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerk (lighting plant), often named Staff Leuchten, 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 were producing 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 its achievements.

Staff also produced lamps for other companies such as Stilnovo (Italy) and Lyfa (Denmark). 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

iF Design Awards for this type of lights can be found here on the iF Design website: model 5508, model 5509, model 5518, model 5519.

Colorado potato beetle on Wikipedia as an agricultural pest

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