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1960s DORIA Lampion Chandelier

Materials: Hollow brass curved rods, tubes. Yellow-amber coloured striped glass globes, oriental lantern style. Some brass parts. Conical brass canopy. Brass with a porcelain ring E14 sockets.

Cord Length: 80 cm /31.49 – adjustable

Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”

Lampions: 13 x 17 cm / 5.11 x 6.69”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s, 1960s  – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: This 1960s DORIA lampion chandelier also exists as a single pendant lamp and other cascading chandeliers with 2, 3, 5 and 8 “lanterns”. The glass was produced in some varieties. Chandeliers with the same curved brass rods, but completely other glass globes also exists. A chandelier with 2 lampshades can be found here.


DORIA-WERK, DORIA-Werk – Beleuchtungsglas – Beleuchtungskörper orDoria-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG was founded after the Second World War in Fürth, near Nürnberg, Germany in 1948. The name changed over the years. The internal design team was named DORIA-Studio. The company is often named Doria Leuchten.

DORIA no longer exists. The firm was declared bankrupt in 1986.

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DORIA-Werkstätten Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG won several other 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

Klaus Slama designed several lamps for DORIA: The DORIA mushroom table lamp is one of them.

Richard Essig – Often said that he designed lamps for DORIA, but it was a wholesale company who bought among other things old stocks.  Essig sold lamps made by Staff, Disderot, Massive and several other companies, labeled with Richard Essig – Besigheim. You never find a lamp attributed to Essig with a DORIA label. 

Amber (colour) – Wikipedia


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