Peill + Putzler Futura Pendant Lamp
Materials: Hand blown clear crystal embossed glass globe. Chromed metal (iron) lid in top. Small conical chrome tube. Aluminium reflector/decoration inside the globe. Metal E27 socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 21 cm / 8.26”
Width: ∅ 22 cm / 8.66”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but preferably a silver cap light bulb.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Atelier Peill + Putzler.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, (West) Germany.
Other versions: The Peill + Putzler Futura pendant lamp was also made in smoked “topaz” crystal glass with brass parts. Produced in several sizes. Made as a wall lamp, a flush mount and a table lamp.
This lamp and the other models of this pendant lamp: 1066, 1067, 1068 (different sizes) received an iF Design award in 1975.
Some vintage dealers say that this lamp is named “Anemone“. Others say that it is a Murano lamp designed by Toni Zuccheri, but it is only reminiscent. And some sellers say “Wave“, also a fabrication.
Often attributed to Koch + Lowy (Koch & Lowy) for the design. Koch + Lowy is an American lighting company and not a design team. They only sold this lamp and named it Maelstrom. They probably only used the Peill + Putzler glass, because the other parts are different, as you can see below in a catalogue picture. Koch + Lowy sold many European lamps made by Vistosi, Glashütte Limburg, Temde, Venini, Sothis, Luxus, Bag Turgi and several others.
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 50s 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.
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.