Peill + Putzler Vanilla Skirt Pendant Lamp
Materials: Crystal hand blown doublé glass in a bell form. Vanilla-yellow-beige coloured on the outside, white on the inside. Gold coloured plastic lamp holder with 3 brass ornamental ball screws. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 34 cm / 13.38”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
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 an opal white or frosted bulb gives the most beautiful result.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, Germany.
Other versions: This Peill + Putzler vanilla skirt pendant lamp was probably made in several colours. Peill + Putzler produced many lamps in this style, you can find several of them on this website.
These type of pendant lamps are often named “Fazzoletto” lamps. It is the Italian word for handkerchief. The Fazzoletto vase is a 1948 design by Fulvio Bianconi (1915 – 1996) for Venini. Others say that it looks like a bell or a tutu.
Vetro Doublé: an object made of two layers of glass normally of two different colours. In this case some type of yellow and white glass (on the inside).
This lamp in glass is made in the style of the plastic Cocoon lamps from the German company Goldkant Leuchten, or the Italian FLOS lamps designed by Achille Castiglioni. It looks like the glass was stretched around a metal frame.
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 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.