1970s Peill + Putzler Mushroom Table Lamp
Materials: Crystal hand blown white opal striped satinised glass. Some white painted metal parts (iron and brass). Bakelite socket.
Height: 55 cm / 21.65”
Width: 43 cm / 16.92”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, Germany.
Other versions: This 1970s Peill + Putzler mushroom table lamp exists in several sizes, colours and designs. Also made with chromed metal and gold coloured metal and brown stripes.
Peill + Putzler
Glashüttenwerk Peill und Sohn was founded in 1903 by Leopold Peill in Düren, a small town in (West) Germany. Peill und Sohn merged with Putzler (founded in 1869) in 1947 as a glass works and lighting company and became Peill + Putzler Glashüttenwerke.
The company always worked with important designers such as Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Wilhelm Braun Feldweg, William Brown, Gerhard Beigel, Dieter Sieger, Helmut Demary, Aloys Ferdinand Gangkofner, Horst Tüselmann and many others.
In the 1950s 1500 people were working for the company. They also produced glass for other light companies in Europe, such as Raak, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In 1995 the production of glass and lights moved to Slovenia, Poland and the Czech Republic. Only the trading of lamps en glass stayed in Düren. 1 year after the 100th anniversary in 2004, bankruptcy was filed.
In 2007 the name Peill + Putzler was re-used for a while for the Wagenfeld lighting of the German lighting company of Paul Neuhaus.
Today the Peill & Putzler factory is called Glashütte Düren and is converted to many other businesses and conference centre.
Peill + Putzler received 86 iF Design awards.
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.