1960s Large Putzler 'Artichoke' Opaline Hanging Light

1960s Large German Peill & Putzler 'Artichoke' shaped opaline hanging pendant light.  The shade hangs from a chrome fitting which screws apart to allow access to the E27 screw in bulb within.  The light hangs from a black, height adjustable, flex with matching ceiling cup.  Rewired by a qualified electrician and in full working order.  The light is perfect for most rooms of the home including a bathroom because it's a sealed unit.  The shade gives a wonderful warm glowing light which is dispersed through the opaline shade.  It's a real favourite of mine because of its quirky design and looks wonderful from beneath.  In very good vintage condition.

Dimensions: Diameter: 34cm Height: 100cm

Peill & Putzler company bio from 1st Dibs -  Transforming light manufacturing into an aesthetic art form, Peill & Putzler is synonymous with futuristic globular glassworks. It was a massive operation at the peak of its production, creating mid-century modern designs and employing up to 1,500 workers. Its table lamps, wall lights and chandeliers and pendants are anything but mundane and are admired today for their innovative artistry.

The melding of two great, independent glassworks companies in 1947 to form Peill & Putzler occurred at the beginning of a postwar design surge. Peill und Sohn, founded in 1903, was led by Leopold Peill, a philanthropist and glassmaker. Originally from Pieńsk in today’s Poland, the Putzler brothers were well-established glass producers known for paraffin street lighting. The synthesis of the two companies established the renowned glassworks and a lighting company. The site of its glassworks factory in Düren, Germany, became the home of this integrated partnership.

In 1953, the German Design Council was formed, with Peill & Putzler as a founding member. The council is essential today, bringing social awareness, support and knowledge transfer to design companies and providing beneficial tools for their success. 

Heading the company at this time were Günther Peill and Hans Ahrenkiel. The pair were experimental with the designs the company produced. Advancing technologies supported industrial production, allowing the company to manufacture pieces that were as much art as functional objects.

Designers of note who worked with Peill & Putzler and contributed to its acclaim included Aloys Ferdinand Gangkofner, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Helmut Demary, William Brown, Horst Tüselmann and Wilhelm Braun-Feldweg. Collaboratively, they produced stunning flush mount lighting, candle holders and vases and vessels.

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