Peill + Putzler Artichoke Flush Mount or Wall Lamp
Materials: White opal moulded frosted glass. Metal (iron) round ceiling mount. Metal socket.
Height: 18 cm / 7.08”
Width: ∅ 33 cm / 12.99”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but preferably a white, frosted or opaque one.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, Germany.
Other versions: This Peill + Putzler artichoke flush mount exists in several different forms and sizes. Exists as a table lamp, wall lamp and pendant lamp. Sometimes named water lily, seerose in German. Maybe it is the real name of this lamp, but I could not find any proof for it.
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 as Wilhelm Wagenfeld, William Brown, Helmut Demary, Aloys Ferdinand Gangkofner, Horst Tüselmann, Dieter Sieger, Gerhard Beigel, and so on.
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 and Massive from Belgium, to name a few.
Peill + Putzler received many design awards, not only for lighting.
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 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 named Glashütte Düren and is converted to many other businesses and conference centre.