This cascade lamp was designed by Motoko Ishii for Staff in Germany, during 1970's. It features five long chrome cylinders at the end of which sits a large glass ball. A special element are the screwable glass spheres, which protect the bulb and visually enlarge it. The actually small E14 bulb gets the appearance of a globe bulb. The transparent volume, gives the whole design a certain lightness. In original and good vintage conditon, with all the electrical revised. Motoko Ishii, a leading Japanese lighting designer, works with wide range of light, from urban illumination to architectural lighting. Her activities cover not only within Japan but also all-over the world; USA, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. After studying her craft in Finland and Germany, in 1968 she founded Motoko Ishii Lighting Design Inc., a society of professionals which provides with a wide range of creativity concerning light. Beginning with Expo 1970 in Osaka, she worked on the lighting for many of the expositions held in various cities in Japan, as well as on many other domestic and foreign projects.
5-Light Chrome & Glass Globe Cascade Lamp by Motoko Ishii for Staff, 1970s