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-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 that bought, among other things, old stocks. Essig sold lamps made by Staff, Disderot, Massive and several other companies, labelled with Richard Essig – Besigheim. You will never find a lamp attributed to Essig with a DORIA label.
Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.