DORIA Big Glass Tubes Chandelier
Materials: Mat silver painted metal frame. 12 hand blown embossed glass tubes. Long chrome rod and canopy. Some metal parts. 12 metal E14 sockets.
Height: 90 cm / 35.43”
Width: ∅ 41 cm / 16.14”
Electricity: 12 bulbs E14, 12 x 40 watt maximum.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.
Other versions: This DORIA big glass tubes chandelier exists in many forms and sizes. It was also made as flush mount and a wall lamp. These types of pendant lamps and chandeliers were produced from the sixties until the early 1980s. Slight variations in the glass. Versions were made with gold flakes inside and some other variations.
DORIA-WERK, DORIA-Werk – Beleuchtungsglas – Beleuchtungskörper or Doria-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.
A similar chandelier with small tubes received an iF-Design Award in 1968, discipline: product.
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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.
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.
Klaus Slama designed several lamps for DORIA: The DORIA mushroom table lamp is one of them.