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Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

German, b. 1939

Known for his sleek, award-winning Space Age lighting, Rolf Krüger was an influential and important contributor to the advancement of German mid-century modern furniture design during the 1960s and 1970s.

Born in Hamburg in 1939, Krüger grew up in the maritime city of Husum, located near the German-Danish border. In 1959, he studied free and applied arts at the Heinrich Zernack School in Berlin before attending the Meisterschule für das Kunsthandwerk (now the Universität der Künste Berlin) from 1960 to 1964. There, he studied product design, painting, photography and commercial graphics and graduated with a diploma in design.

From 1964 to 1982, Krüger worked for several German lighting and furniture design firms, creating metal, glass and concrete products. For manufacturer Staff Leuchten, he designed bubble glass pendants (created with Japanese lighting designer Motoko Ishii), tube decorative wall lamps and the iconic Cross Oyster flush mount ceiling light, which was displayed in the exhibition stand of Mercedes-Benz at the 1970 Geneva International Motor Show. In 1968, Krüger collaborated with German industrial designer Dieter Witte to create a large wall panel version of the Cross Oyster light for Staff Leuchten.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Krüger worked with lighting manufacturer Heinz Neuhaus Leuchten to create several popular pieces like his cubic wall lights and brass tubular desk lamps. For furniture maker Paul Neuhaus Leuchten, Krüger designed his elegant, modernist double wall sconces. 

Throughout his design career, Krüger has received more than 30 awards, including multiple iF Design awards. His lighting pieces are in the collections of the Landesmuseen Schleswig-Holstein, the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, the Design Museum in Munich and the Kunstgewerbemuseum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Rolf Krüger lighting.

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Creator: Rolf Krüger
Midcentury Pendant Lamp by Rolf Krüger for Staff Leuchten, 1960s
By Staff Leuchten, Rolf Krüger
Located in Praha, CZ
- very nice style of lighting - rare type - marked by label - Semi lamp type
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Large set Rolf Krüger Chrome and Bubble Glass Pendant for Staff, Germany 1970s
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Almelo, NL
Rolf Krüger Bubble Glass Pendant for Staff, Germany 1970s Rolf Krüger for Staff designed these beautiful bubble glass pendants in Germany during the 1970s. They come with chromed ha...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large set Rolf Krüger Chrome and Bubble Glass Pendant for Staff, Germany 1970s
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Almelo, NL
Rolf Krüger Bubble Glass Pendant for Staff, Germany 1970s Rolf Krüger for Staff designed these beautiful bubble glass pendants in Germany during the 1970s. They come with chromed ha...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

One of 20 Opaline Glass Lamp by Rolf Krüger Staff Leuchten 34 cm, Germany 1960s
By Staff Leuchten, Rolf Krüger
Located in Rosendahl, DE
One of twenty vintage opaline glass globe lights, model p117 from Staff Leuchten, designed by Rolf Krüger. The lights are made for E27 sockets and can be wired with a black cable of ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

One of 20 Opaline Glass Lamp by Rolf Krüger Staff Leuchten 14 cm, Germany 1960s
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Rosendahl, DE
One of twenty smaller vintage opaline glass globe lights, model p117 from Staff Leuchten, designed by Rolf Krüger. The lights are made for E14 sockets and can be wired with a black c...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Xxl Chromed Metal Bubble Hanging Light by Rolf Krüger for Staff Lights, Germany
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Xxl Bubble hanging light PRODUCER: Staff Lights, Germany DESIGN: Rolf Krüger Origin: Germany Age: 1970s Description: This hanging light was designed by Rolf Krüger in the 1970s and produced by Staff Light in Germany...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Opaline Glass Pendant Lamp by Rolf Krüger for Staff, 1970s, Germany
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Opaline glass pendant lamp by Rolf Krüger for Staff, 1970s, Germany There are atomic dots on the lampshade. Lampshade is in good condition and very c...
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1970s German Space Age Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1 of 2 Huge Cylindrical Pendant Light Staff Rolf Krueger 1967 Bubble Glass
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Mannheim, DE
Very beautiful and elegant pendant light designed by Rolf Krueger in 1967 for Staff Leuchten. Long cylindrical clear Peill glass shade with bubbl...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Set of 9 Ceiling or Wall Lamps by Rolf Krüger for Staff, 1960s
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
The set includes 5x the 20cm high lamp and 4x the 12cm. Design from Rolf Krüger 1966, winner of the German IF Award in 1967! Rod luminaires are particularly suitable for creati...
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1960s German Space Age Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Designer Cascading Chandelier Glass for Staff Leuchten, Germany, 1970s
By Staff Leuchten, Rolf Krüger
Located in Aachen, NRW
A special large cascading chandelier designed by Rolf Krüger for Staff Leuchten, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s with 4 round bubble Clear glasses. Wonderful form and stunning ...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1 of 15 XL Staff Pendant Lamp Model P117 by Rolf Krüger, 1970s
By Rolf Krüger
Located in Berlin, BE
1 of 15 XL Staff pendant lamp Model P117 by Rolf Krüger, 1970s. Classic Space Age design, Model P117. Diameter is 33cm, the total height 120cm. Good condit...
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1970s German Space Age Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Designer Cascading Chandelier Glass for Staff Leuchten, Germany, 1970s
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Aachen, NRW
A special large cascading chandelier designed by Rolf Krüger for Staff Leuchten, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s with 4 round bubble smoked glasses. Wonderful form and stunning...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

One of Five Bubble Glass Chrome Pendant Lamps by Staff, 1960
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful bubble glass pendants by Staff, Germany (five identical pieces available) featuring chromed hardware and black cordwire. The glass has got a very subtle smoke effect, the c...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

1 of 12 Rare Designer Glass Pendant Lamp by Rolf Krüger for Staff, Germany 1970s
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Aachen, NRW
Rare designer smoked glass pendant lamp by Rolf Krüger for Staff, Germany, 1970s, Germany, circa 1970-1979. Sockets: One x E27 standard bulb (max. 100 Watts) and compatible also w...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Smoked Glass

1 of 12 Rare Designer Glass Pendant Lamp by Rolf Krüger for Staff, Germany 1970s
By Staff Leuchten, Rolf Krüger
Located in Aachen, NRW
Rare designer smoked glass pendant lamp by Rolf Krüger for Staff, Germany, 1970s, Germany, circa 1970-1979. Sockets: One x E27 standard bulb (max. 100 Watts) and compatible also w...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Smoked Glass

1970s Brown Metal Bubble Hanging Light by Rolf Krüger for Staff Lights, Germany
By Rolf Krüger, Staff Leuchten
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Bubble hanging light Producer: Staff Lights, Germany Design: Rolf Krüger Origin: Germany Age: 197...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Rare Designer Glass Pendant Lamp by Rolf Krüger for Staff, Germany, 1970s
By Staff Leuchten, Rolf Krüger
Located in Aachen, NRW
Rare designer glass pendant lamp by Rolf Krüger for Staff, Germany, 1970s, Germany, circa 1970-1979. Sockets: One x E27 standard bulb (max. 100 Wat...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

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Rolf Krüger for Staff Leuchten set / 124 Ceiling or Wall lights, Germany 1960s. This set consists of 124 simple ceiling or wall lights created by Rolf Krüger and made by Staff in Germany during the 1960s. It is rare to find such a large quantity of these lights. The lights feature a simple cylindrical shape that transforms into a square base with a soft radius. The top of the upper end holds the contaminant visibly, making it perfect for mirror headlights to avoid direct glare. The assembly plate is integrated into the base plate. These lamps' unique feature is their ability to combine ceiling or wall sculptures. These lights are minimalistic, making them a statement piece in any room. They are in excellent condition without any damage, 100% original, fully functional, and come with an E27 socket. These lights are compatible with US/UK/ASIA standards and LED compatible. They have been cleaned, well-wired, in complete working order, and ready to use. Mid-century lighting is a sustainable option as it allows you to repurpose and give new life to existing products. Mid-century design lighting is often of high quality, built to last for several years. They also come with a rich history, and their signs of wear give a glimpse into the previous owner's life. - Set consists 124 fixtures. - Size: 10,5 x 10,5 cm. - Size: Height 12 cm. - Fitted with E27 sockets suitable for LED. - The lights are compatible with US/UK/ASIA standards. - Cleaned, well-wired, and ready to use Krüger designed a variety of metal, glass, and concrete products for the manufacturer, Staff Leuchten. Among his creations were bubble glass pendants (which he made in collaboration with Japanese lighting designer Motoko Ishii), tube decorative wall lamps, and the iconic Cross Oyster flush mount ceiling light, which was displayed in the exhibition stand of Mercedes-Benz at the 1970 Geneva International Motor Show. In 1968, Krüger worked with German industrial designer Dieter Witte to create a large wall panel version of the Cross Oyster light...
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Rolf Krüger chandeliers and pendants for sale on 1stDibs.

Rolf Krüger chandeliers and pendants are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Rolf Krüger chandeliers and pendants, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original chandeliers and pendants by Rolf Krüger were created in the mid-century modern style in germany during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chandeliers and pendants by ERCO Leuchten, Paul Secon, and Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Prices for Rolf Krüger chandeliers and pendants can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $400 and can go as high as $1,509, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,024.

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