Vintageinfo – All About Vintage Lighting

Last Viewed

Vintageinfo Google Search

DORIA Cascading Pendant Chandelier

Materials: 5 crystal clear hand blown curved embossed glass lampshades with chrome parts. Chromed metal tubes and parts (brass and iron). Metal E27 sockets.

Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’ – adjustable

Lampshades: 20 x 20 cm / 7.87 x 7.87”

Width: ∅ 50 cm / 14.17”

Electricity: 5 bulbs E27, 5 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.

Other versions: This DORIA cascading pendant chandelier was made as a single pendant lamp and chandeliers with 3, 5 or 8 pendants. Also made as a big pendant lamp. Made in chromed metal or brass. Wall lamps were also produced. This lamp is model 4269 856, as labelled.

The glass parts of this lamp are 16,5 x 6.5 cm. They are 4 cm thick, slightly curved and matted on the inside.

DORIA

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.

Links (external links open in a new window)

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

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. 

Vintageinfo

Pumpkin cascade pendant chandelier
Croco-Ice cascade chandelier
7 glass globes cascading chandelier
Snowball flush mount
Metal pendant lamp
Glass tubes chandelier
Mushroom table lamp
Glass mushroom table lamp
Amber glass flush mounts
Other DORIA lamps

Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.