Peill + Putzler 1415 Pendant Lamp
Materials: Bell-shaped lampshade in hand blown crystal clear, brown, yellow & amber glass with a black rim. Some metal parts. Ornamental nuts and bolts. Black spiral cord. Metal E27 sockets.
Cord: This one has an adjustable rise & fall mechanism (40 – 140 cm / 15.74 – 55.11’’), and can be easily adjusted in height by grabbing the lamp with both hands, and pulling it gently. They were also made with a standard cord attached.
Height: 34 cm / 13.38”
Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 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: Atelier Peill + Putzler.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Glashüttenwerke GmbH, Düren, Germany.
Other versions: This Peill + Putzler 1415 pendant lamp exists also in green. Produced with different models of ornamental nuts and bolts.
This Peill + Putzler 1415 pendant lamp won the iF Design award in 1978.
Peill + Putzler
Glashüttenwerk Peill und Sohn was founded in 1903 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, William Brown, 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 lighting 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 2008 the name Peill + Putzler was re-used for several years for among others 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.
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Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.