Peill + Putzler Globe Pendant Lamp
Materials: Hand blown amber embossed glass globe. Leave design, cut glass. Chromed metal (iron). Black plastic. Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 55 cm / 21.65”
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Width: ∅ 37 cm / 14.56”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s.
Designer: Atelier Peill + Putzler.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, (West) Germany.
Other versions: The glass design of this Peill + Putzler globe pendant lamp was used for several other lamps. It was used for table lamps, drinking glasses, decanters and so on. Made in several colours and sizes.
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 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 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 centre.