"Jean Perzel was born in Bruck, Bavaria (Germany) on May
2, 1892. He learns the trade of glass painter in Munich when he
is still very young and at the age of 16 he graduates top of his
class and sets off on a trip round Europe on foot, travelling to
Austria, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Northern Italy, and finally
France. On route, he find employment in workshops to earn his living
and learns different techniques. In 1910 he arrives in Paris, where
he finds work with a master glassmaker who, one year later, sends
him to Algiers to carry out some important work. He returns to Paris
in 1914 during the First World War; he then enlistes in the Foreign
Legion, is demobilized in 1919 when he becomes a French citizen.
He continues to work as a glass painter, particularly for Gruber.
From 1923, he begins specializing in designing lighting for modern
A 1930s interior Lacquer from Dunan,
Perzel standard light no. 1c