1970s DORIA Square Metal Wall Lamp
Materials: Square white aluminium lampshade. Black painted square diffuser on top. 2 galvanised metal E14 sockets.
Height: 31 cm / 12.20”
Width: 31 cm / 12.20”
Depth: 8 cm / 3.14”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E14, 2 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E14 screw base can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.
Other versions: This 1970s DORIA square metal wall lamp exists in several variations, all the same size. Complete white: model 5128. White and chrome: model 5200. This wall lamp with black and white is model 5132. Later versions have silver painted Bakelite sockets. Other colours were also made.
This wall lamp was also sold as a flush mount. As a wall lamp max 60 watt, flush mount max 40 watt.
It received an iF Design Award in 1977.
DORIA-WERK, DORIA-Werk – Beleuchtungsglas – Beleuchtungskörper or Doria-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 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.