Staff Pendant Light
Materials: Brown-green-metallic painted aluminium lamp shade, inside is white. Plastic on top, porcelain socket.
Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’
Height: 27 cm / 10.62”
Width: 41 cm / 16.14”
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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke GMBH, Lemgo, Germany.
Other versions: Made in several colours, sizes and forms.
Model numbers: 5407/09. Later it became 510022/23/540900.
Model number of the other lamp you see below: 5483, 5484, 5405.
Staff – 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 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. 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
White, smaller version of this light on Vintageinfo – model 5405