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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

Other Staff lights on Vintageinfo

Staff Pendant Light - red

Staff Pendant Light - ceiling cap

Staff Pendant Light - brown

Staff Pendant Light