Staff Pendant Light
Materials: White painted aluminium lampshade. The inside is also painted white. Plastic on top, porcelain socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 27 cm / 10.62”
Width: ∅ 28,7 cm / 11.29”
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: Made in different colours, sizes and forms.
Model numbers: 5405. Later it became 510019/21/540500.
Model number of the other lamps you see below: 5407, 5483, 5484.
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
Brown, bigger version of this light on Vintageinfo – model 5407