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DORIA Croco-Ice Cascade Chandelier

Materials: 6 amber glass globe lampshades with a croco-ice design, made in different sizes. Brass tubes and parts. Brass spider ceiling mount. 6 metal E14 sockets.

Height: 135 cm / 53.14”

Glass Globes: 1 x ∅ 25 cm, 3 x ∅ 20 cm, 2 x ∅ 15 cm / 1 x ∅ 9.84”, 3 x ∅ 7.87”, 2 x ∅ 5.90”

Electricity: 6 bulb 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 but probably DORIA-Studio.

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

Other versions: Made in several models and more or less globes. Also made as a wall lamp.

The glass globes were made in the croco-ice design. It was also used for light bulbs produced by, among others, the German company Paulmann, as you can see on the left. They were popular in the late 70s, early 80s. They are a crossover between Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency, as we say today.


DORIA-WERK, DORIA-Werk – Beleuchtungsglas – Beleuchtungskörper orDoria-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.

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.

Klaus Slama designed several lamps for DORIA: The DORIA mushroom table lamp is one of them.

Other DORIA lamps

Glass tubes flush mount

Metal pendant lamp

Snowball flush mount

Pumpkin cascade pendant chandelier

Doughnut pendant lamp

Sputnik table lamp

Amber glass flush mounts

Other DORIA lamps

Floor lamp with croco-ice light bulbs

Gold-croco-ice Sciolari floor lamp

Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.