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DORIA 5 Glass Globes Cascading Chandelier

Materials: 5 hand blown glass globe lampshades wrapped with glass wire. Brass tubes and parts. White painted metal canopy, brass ornamental nut and ring. 5 Metal E14 sockets.

Cord Length: 120 cm / 47.24” – adjustable

Canopy: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”

Globes: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”

Electricity: 5 bulbs E14, 5 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s  – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: This DORIA 5 glass globes cascading chandelier was also made as a single pendant lamp. Chandeliers with more or less globes were also created. You can find an example with 7 globes over here. Probably also produced as a wall lamp and 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:

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, labelled with Richard Essig – Besigheim. You never find a lamp attributed to Essig with a DORIA label. 


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Glass globes cascading chandelier
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Pumpkin cascade pendant chandelier
Croco-ice cascade chandelier
Crackle glass globes chandelier
Snowball cascading chandelier
Snowball flush mount
Round ice glass chandelier
Glass globe pendant lamp
Sputnik table lamp
Mushroom table lamp
Other DORIA lamps

Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.