DORIA Crackle Glass Pendant Chandelier
Materials: 7 chrome ribbed tubes and parts. 7 hand blown frosted crackle glass globe lampshades, made in different sizes. Spider ceiling mount. 7 metal E27 sockets.
Cord Length: 140 cm / 39.37’’ – adjustable
Width: 50 cm / 19.68”
Lampshades: 1 x 22 cm, 6 x 17 cm / 1 x 8.66”, 5 x 6.69”
Electricity: 7 bulbs E27, 7 x 60 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: This cascading DORIA crackle glass pendant chandelier was also made as a single pendant lamp. Also as chandeliers with 3, 5, 6, 8 pendants. 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 lamps.
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 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.
Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.