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 Doughnut Pendant Lamp
Materials: Round clear orange hand blown crystal glass lampshade, made in a doughnut style. Round aluminium diffuser and parts. Aluminium lid & chrome rod. Metal E27 socket.
Cord: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 19 cm / 7.48”
Width: ∅ 37 cm / 14.56”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a gold-cupped light bulb is 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 doughnut pendant lamp exists with several types of glass. It was made in several sizes. A flush mount in the same style was also made. You can find it over here.
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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.
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