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DORIA 7 Glass Globes Cascading Chandelier

Materials: White painted metal canopy and middle disc. 7 hand blown glass globes wrapped with glass wire. Chrome tubes and parts. Metal E14 sockets.

Cord Length: 130 cm / 51.18” – adjustable

Middle Part: ∅ 32 cm / 12.59”

Globes: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”

Electricity: 7 bulbs E14, 7 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 7 glass globes cascading chandelier was also made as a single pendant lamp. Chandeliers with more or less globes were also created. An example with 5 globes can be found over here. Probably also produced as a wall lamp and a table lamp.

DORIA

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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Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.