Peill + Putzler Kibo Table Lamp
Materials: Hand blown clear and white opal conical crystal glass lampshade. Made in a pyramid or teepee tent form. Round mat chrome base. 3 chrome screws. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 32 cm / 12.59”
Width: ∅ 25 cm / 9.84”
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: 1990s, 2000s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, (West) Germany.
Other versions: The Peill + Putzler Kibo table lamp exists in 3 sizes, this one is the biggest. The base was made in chrome, brushed aluminium, gold coloured brushed anodised aluminium and black anodised aluminium. The two other sizes can be found here on Vintageinfo. The Kibo was also made as a flush mount. The same glass was used for the Dark 100 table lamp, as you can see in the 2014 catalogue picture.
The Peill + Putzler Kibo table lamp received German design awards in 1992 and 1993.
A similar lamp was produced 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 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 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.
Peill + Putzler Kibo flush mount – 2014 catalogue picture
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Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.