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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 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. 


Another crackle glass globes chandelier
Glass globes cascading chandelier
Pumpkin cascade pendant chandelier
7 glass globes cascading chandelier
Croco-ice cascade chandelier
Crackle glass globes chandelier
Snowball cascading chandelier
Snowball flush mount
Glass globe pendant lamp
Sputnik table lamp
Mushroom table lamp
Round ice glass chandelier
Amber glass flush mounts
Mid-century glass tubes chandelier
Square metal wall lamp
Other DORIA lamps

Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.