1960s DORIA Lampion Chandelier
Materials: Hollow brass curved rods/tubes. Yellow/amber coloured glass globes with a stripe, oriental lantern style. Some brass parts. Conical brass canopy. Brass with porcelain 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 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.
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 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.
Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.