1960s DORIA Snowball Chandelier
Materials: Round brass frame. Brass rod and brass canopy. Brass screws and some other brass parts. 27 swirled crystal glass balls. Half globe glass part in the middle. Bakelite E14 sockets.
Rod Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: ∅ 51 cm / 20.07”
Electricity: 8 bulbs E14, 8 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt
Any type of light bulb with an E14 socket can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.
Other versions: This 1960s DORIA snowball chandelier exists in many forms and sizes. It was made as a flush mount, a wall lamp, a sputnik chandelier and even as a table lamp.
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:
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 that bought, among other things, old stocks. Essig sold lamps made by Staff, Disderot, Massive and several other companies, labelled with Richard Essig – Besigheim. You will never find a lamp attributed to Essig with a DORIA label.