Peill + Putzler Pendant Light
Materials: Mouth blown olive green crystal glass, white inside (incamiciato or doublé). White painted Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 24 cm / 9.44”
Width: ∅ 21 cm / 8.26”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. Clear bulbs creates stripes in the glass when lit. Frosted or white bulbs gives the best result with these type of lights.
Period: 1960s – 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Other versions: Made in many forms, colours and sizes.
Manufacturer: Peill & Putzler or Peill + Putzler, Düren, Germany.
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 lights 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 lightingof 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.
Vetro Doublé: an object made of two layers of glass normally of two different colours.
Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent coloured glass. It is the alternative for vetro doublé.