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:
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, labeled with Richard Essig – Besigheim. You 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
Floor lamp with croco-ice light bulbs
Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.