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Doria Globe Pendant Light


Materials: Brass lamp holder and a brass ceiling piece. Amber and clear crystal glass globe.

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62”

Height: 33 cm / 12.99”

Width: 33 cm / 12.99”

Electricity: 1 bulbs E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used, but a clear one is preferred for this type of lights.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Doria-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.

Other versions: These globes were made in many forms and sizes; the small glass balls are used for ceiling lights, wall lamps, sputnik chandeliers, even as a table lamp. The big version (like this one) exists in different sizes and was also made with a brass bar instead of a cord.

These lights, all with similar crystal glass were a big success for the company and were produced during the 1960s and 1970s. The glass balls were not only produced in amber and clear glass, but also complete in clear glass as you can see below. Also a version in dark amber exists.

Doria-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG was founded after the second World War in Fürth, near Nürnberg, Germany in 1948.

The company no longer exists. Doria was declared bankrupt in 1986.

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Doria-Werkstätten Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG won several iF-Design Awards. You can find them over here: IF-Design Awards Doria Werk.

Designers that worked for Doria:

Wilhelm Braun Feldweg (1908-1998)
In 1965 he designed the table lamps Avus, Berlin-Serie, Modell 101.
Wikipedia Wilhelm Braun Feldweg
Wilhelm Braun Feldweg website: bf-Design

Wolfgang Tümpel (1903-1978)
Wikipedia Wolfgang Tümpel

Doria lights on Vintageinfo

Some other examples of Doria lights with this type of glass balls

Doria Snowball Ceiling Light

Doria Snowball Sputnik Chandelier