DORIA 1960s Glass Tubes Chandelier
Materials: Chromed metal, white painted metal. 32 hand blown swirled glass tube elements. Metal socket.
Height: 70 cm / 27.55”
Width: ∅ 42 cm / 16.53”
Glass Tubes: ∅ 4 x 13 cm / 1.57 x 5.11”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.
Other versions: Made in many forms and sizes, also made as flush mount and wall light. These type of chandeliers were produced from the sixties until the 1980s. Slight variations in the glass. Versions were made with gold flakes inside and some other variations.
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.
A similar but bigger chandelier won the iF-Design Award in 1968, discipline: product.
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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.
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.
Klaus Slama designed several lamps for DORIA: The DORIA mushroom table lamp is one of them.
Other DORIA lamps on Vintageinfo click here.