Peill + Putzler Petunia Pendant Lamp
Materials: White and black hand blown crystal glass. Brass lampshade holder. Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 32 cm / 12.59”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
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. But, a white, opaque or frosted one gives the most beautiful result.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, Germany.
Other versions: Made in several colours en designs.
These type of lamps are often named “Fazzoletto” lamps. The Italian word for handkerchief. The Fazzoletto vase is a design by Fulvio Bianconi (1948 – 2016) for Venini. This pendant lamp has more similarities with a petunia flower or a petticoat than a handkerchief.
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 lamps 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 named Glashütte Düren and is converted to many other businesses and conference center.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Wikipedia: Peill & Putzler
Glashütte Düren: glashuette-dueren.de
Petunia flower on Wikipedia
Fulvio Bianconi’s Fazzoletto on the Venini website
Other Peill & Putzler lamps on Vintageinfo
Similar lamps on Vintageinfo
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.