DORIA Amber Glass Flush Mounts or Wall Lamps
Materials: Aluminium round ceiling mount and parts. Amber coloured hand blown crystal bubble glass ((pulegoso) in a doughnut form. Metal socket.
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Depth: 16 cm / 6.29”
Width: ∅ 27 cm / 10.62”
Depth: 11 cm / 4.33”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a gold-cupped light bulb is preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.
Other versions: These DORIA amber glass flush mounts exists also with clear bubble glass. Exists in two sizes. They can also be used as wall lamps.
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.
Pulegoso is an Italian word. It is taken from the dialect word pulega, which means bubble. The glass contains numerous bubbles of all sizes. Produced by adding bicarbonate/soda, gasoline, or some other substances to the glass. Many bubbles make the glass semi-opaque and it gives the surface an irregular texture. The technique was developed in the 1920s by Napoleone Martinuzzi (1892-1977) on the island of Murano, Italy and used for the first time by the famous Venini company.
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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 Frank from Flowermountain.be for the pictures and the enthusiasm.