Nanny Still lamp for Peill + Putzler
Brutalist pendant light by Nanny Still
The technique used is invented in Murano, Italy. They call it caged glass. The glass is blown inside the copper while the copper is heated. It’s impossible to remove the glass afterwards.
Manufacturer : Peill + Putzler, Düren, Germany.
Designer : Nanny Still.
Year : 60's.
Condition : Very good.
Material : Glass and copper.
measurements glass :
Height - 24 cm. / 9.5 inch.
ø - 14 cm. / 5.5 inch.
Edison screw-fitting E26 / E27 for a 75 Watt lightbulb.
We recommend LED bulbs.
Nanny Elisabet Still McKinney ( 31 July 1926 in Helsinki - 7 May 2009 in Brussels , Belgium ) was a Finnish glass artist. During the golden age of the Finnish art industry in the 1950s Still belonged to the great names of design.
Still graduated from the Art School of Applied Arts (the current college ) from the Metal Arts Department in 1949. In the same year, she won the Nordic design competition for Riihimäki glass , which allowed her to be hired at the factory. She is best known for her work at Riihimäki Glass. At the factory, she designed both artwork and exercise books. Still worked at the Riihimäki glass factory until the 1970s when Riihimäki's production moved from hand-held blast glass technology to automated production.
Still married in 1958 with American George McKinney, they moved to Brussels in 1959. He continued in Belgium Still living in his artistic career by designing objects at the Rosenthal factory glassworks.
During her versatile career, Still designed almost all the jewelery in the frying pan. The crystalline artwork designed by the exhibition in Paris in 1956, Tourmaline, is part of his characteristical work. Known for her glass shapes designed for his Riihimäki glass are Harlekiini, Flindari and Grapponi . For Rosenthal's work planned in the 1990s, for example, Samoa series vases.
Still got the Pro Finlandia Medal in 1972.