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Author Topic: Bonn Pendant Lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld for Peill & Putzler, 1950s  (Read 340 times)

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Offline jonspencer

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this is my first post in German glass

I purchased this pendant lamp in northern Italy and was thrilled to learn it was from famous Bauhaus designer

this is the XL version, apparently there was a smaller lamp made>

https://www.pamono.se/german-bonn-pendant-by-wilhelm-wagenfeld-for-peill-putzler-1950s/


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Re: Bonn Pendant Lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld for Peill & Putzler, 1950s
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 12:44:55 PM »
Hello jonspencer,
don't trust commercial identifications! Commercial vendors have commercial interest.
The glass you showed is from (Peill-)Putzler in Germany indeed, but not a design by W.Wagenfeld. The form reminds of the "Bonn"-lamp but it has been manufactured only in white glass, not with any ornament.
Look at my photos from an original Putzler catalogue from 1960!
Your lamp is a worksdesign called "Madeira".
I am in research about glass and specially abaut Wagenfeld since 1987.
Best regards
H.Hannes
main interests: W. Wagenfeld - R. Süssmuth - Jenaer Glas

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Re: Bonn Pendant Lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld for Peill & Putzler, 1950s
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 12:55:22 PM »
Thank you for the correction.

A contact I have on Instagram from Munich had insisted it was a Bonn Pendant and I trusted they were in fact correct. I have seen the plain design before billed as the Bonn pendant, just thought mine was a different version.

 

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