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DORIA Crystal Glass Bowls Chandelier

Materials: Curved brass rods. Brass ornamental nut. Brass parts. 6 clear crystal embossed glass chalice, bowl lampshades. Long brass rod and canopy. 6 Metal E27 sockets.

Rod Length: 75 cm / 29.52”

Height: 12 cm / 4.72”

Width: ∅ 75 cm / 29.52”

Glass: ∅ 20 x 8 / 7.87 x 3.14”

Electricity: 6 bulbs E27, 6 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: This DORIA crystal glass bowls chandelier was made with more or less lights. Also made as a wall lamp. DORIA produced several chandeliers in this style, all with different glass parts. Other examples can be found here and here, on Vintageinfo.


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

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.


Comparable chandelier by DORIA

Another glass bowls chandelier

Glass globe table lamp

Other DORIA lamps

Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.