DORIA Brass Satellite Flush Mount
Materials: Polished brass. Brass rods and globes. Satin black painted aluminium. Bakelite sockets.
Height: 40 cm / 15.74”
Width: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E27, 3 x 60 watt max, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used. Preferably gold cupped light bulbs.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.
Other versions: The DORIA Brass satellite flush mount or ceiling lamp was made in many forms and sizes, mostly with a glass globe around the complete lamp. This lamp was an NOS (New Old Stock) lamp and it was packaged like this. These sputnik, space age style lamps were produced in the 1960s and 1970s. This one has an 1970s label. Sometimes they are used as a table lamp. Table lamps also exists.
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.
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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 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.
Klaus Slama designed several lamps for DORIA: The DORIA mushroom table lamp is one of them.