Peill + Putzler Green-Yellow Pendant Lamp
Materials: Hand blown fazzoletto style olive green crystal glass, white on the inside (vetro doublé). It has a serrated bottom. White painted metal top. 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 75 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 lamps.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This Peill + Putzler green-yellow pendant lamp was made in many colours and sizes.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, Germany.
These type of pendant lamps are often named “Fazzoletto” lamps. It is the Italian word for handkerchief. The Fazzoletto vase is a design by Fulvio Bianconi (1948 – 2016) for Venini. Others say that it looks like a bell or a tutu.
This pendant lamp is olive green when not lit, yellow/lime when lit.
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 50s 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.
Vetro Doublé: an object made of two layers of glass normally of two different colours. In this case olive green and white glass.