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DORIA Crackle Glass Globes Chandelier

Materials: Polished brass. Hand blown amber crackle glass. Metal sockets.

Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’ – adjustable

Width: 50 cm / 19.68”

Lampshades: 1 x 25 cm, 5 x 17 cm / 1 x 9.84”, 5 x 6.69”

Electricity: 6 bulbs E14, 6 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s  – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: Made as a single pendant lamp, chandeliers with 3, 5, 6, 8 pendants. Also made as a big pendant lamp. Made in chromed metal or brass. Wall lamps were also produced. Also made with different glass; clear glass, smoked brown glass.

Not only DORIA produced lamps with crackled glass. Several German companies used the same glass globes for their chandeliers and other lamps.

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.

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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:

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

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. 

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Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.

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