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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, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: DORIA-Studio.

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

Other versions: This DORIA crystal glass tubes chandelier was made in many forms and sizes. It was produced since the 1960s until the 1980’s. 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-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 who bought among other things old stocks.  Essig sold lamps made by Staff, Disderot, Massive and several other companies, labelled with Richard Essig – Besigheim. You never find a lamp attributed to Essig with a DORIA label. 

Other glass tubes chandeliers by DORIA

DORIA glass tubes chandelier

Mid-Century glass tubes chandelier

1960s DORIA glass tubes chandelier

Glass tubes flush mount

DORIA 1960s glass tubes chandelier

Other DORIA lamps

Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.