DORIA Cascading Pendant Chandelier
Materials: Crystal clear hand blown curved embossed glass. Chromed metal tubes and parts (brass and iron). Metal 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.
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-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, labelled with Richard Essig – Besigheim. You never find a lamp attributed to Essig with a DORIA label.
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Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.