Peill + Putzler Futura Pendant Lamp
Materials: Hand blown crystal clear glass. Chromed metal, metal 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 cup light bulb.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised. Often attributed to Koch & Lowy (design), but Koch & Lowy is an American light company and has got nothing to do with this lamp.
Other versions: Also made in smoked crystal glass and other sizes. Made as wall light, flush mount and table lamp.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, (West) Germany.
This lamp and the other models of this pendant lamp: 1066, 1067, 1068 (different sizes) won the iF Design award in 1975.
Some vintage dealers say that this lamp is called “Anemone“…
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 100st 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 center.