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DORIA Crystal Glass Tubes Chandelier

Materials: Chromed metal (brass and iron), 27 embossed crystal glass tubes. 1 round embossed glass plate. Metal sockets.

Rod Length: 60 cm / 23.62”

Height: 13 cm / 5.11”

Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”

Glass Tubes: 13 x 4 cm / 5.11 x 1.57”

Electricity: 6 bulbs E14, 6 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulbs with an E14 socket can be used, but clear ones are preferred for this type of lamps.

Period: 1960s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: DORIA-Studio.

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

Other versions: These chandeliers were made in many forms and sizes since the 1960s until the 1980s. Also made as flush mounts, wall lamps, even as a table lamp. Slight variations in the glass parts. Often amber glass particles were added on the tubes. Also all made in brass.

Several chandeliers in this style won iF-Design Awards. The first one in 1968. The last one in 1980.

DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG was founded after the second World War in Fürth, near Nürnberg, Germany in 1948.

The company no longer exists. DORIA was declared bankrupt in 1986.

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DORIA-Werkstätten Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG won several 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

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Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.