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Staff Table Lamp 1214 – 1215

Materials: Round orange metal (aluminium) base with a built-in transformer. Glass tube. Chrome & orange eyeball/globe lampshade. Spiral cord. Brass BA15S socket.

Height: 37 cm / 13.77”

Width: ∅ 8 cm / 3.14”

Electricity: 1 bulb BA15S, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 28 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, a spot light preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

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

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

Other versions: This Staff table lamp 1214 exists in a few colours. Model number 1215 was also used, probably it is another colour. Made with a grey or a black spiral cord. A floor lamp was also  made. They are both very rare.

This table lamp received an iF Design Award in 1970.


Staff LeuchtenStaff & 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.

Staff Table Lamp 1214 – 1970s Catalogue Picture

Staff Table Lamp 1214 - 1970s Catalogue Picture