Filipe Derflinger Feder’s Glass Chandelier
Materials: Conical amber mottled, spotted glass parts fused with metal rings round lampshade. Brass chain and canopy. Brass E27 socket.
Chain: 120 cm / 47.24”
Height: 22 cm / 8.66”
Width: ∅ 31 cm / 12.20”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s.
Designer: Felipe Derflingher.
Manufacturer: Feder’s, Victoria 8, La Providencia, 62294 Cuernavaca.
Other versions: This Filipe Derflinger Feder’s glass chandelier exists in many sizes and colours.
Feder’s is a family business. Today it is named Vidrio Artistico de Cuernavaca SA and located in Cuernavaca, some 70 km from Mexico city. It appears that it was located in Mexico city in the 1960s.
The main designer and owner of Feder’s was Filipe (Pipe) Derflingher. He designed many lamps and objects such as bottles, pitchers, glasses, tumblers and decanters, many of them in “caged” glass or “imprisoning/imprisoned” glass. Also Luz (Tota) Derflingher, his sister, designed for Feder’s. Some 20 people worked for the company at that time.
Since 2002, Felipe Derflingher, his son, is the owner and heir of Vidrio Artistico de Cuernavaca SA. The company that manufactures Feder’s products. Some of the old designs are still in production.
The caged glass technique was invented in Murano, Italy. The glass is blown inside the metal while it is heated. It’s impossible to remove the glass afterwards.
In Europe caged glass lamps from the 1960s and 1970s were mainly produced on Murano and by the German company Peill + Putzler. All made in copper and glass.
Lamps in the movies
A Filipe Derflinger Feder’s glass chandelier was used as a prop in the 2015 American black comedy crime drama television series Fargo (S2E1). Starring Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson and Jesse Plemons.