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Peill + Putzler Kibo Pyramid Table Lamp

Materials: Hand blown clear and white opal crystal glass in a conical pyramid/tent form. Black anodised round aluminium base with a white painted iron bottom. 3 chrome screws. Bakelite socket.

Big table lamp:

Height: 27 cm / 10.62”

Width: ∅ 24,5 cm / 9.64”

Small table lamp:

Height: 23 cm / 9.05”

Width: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”

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: 1980s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, (West) Germany.

Other versions: This Peill + Putzler Kibo pyramid table lamp exists in 3 sizes, a version of 32 cm / 12.59” was also produced. The base was made in chrome, brushed aluminium, gold coloured brushed anodised aluminium and black anodised aluminium.

A similar lamp was produced in the 90s by the French company SCE, La Société centrale d’Eclairage. In 2019 it still was in production. It is made in the same way with a clear top. You can find the Teepee table lamp over here.

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 WagenfeldWilliam 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, Lichtarchitectuur, 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 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.