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Doria Fazzoletto Pendant Lamp

Materials: Opaque and clear hand blown crystal bubble glass. Brass, metal socket.

Cord Length: 45 cm / 17.71”

Height: 32 cm / 12.59”

Width: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: Made in several variations.

Doria

DORIA-WERK, DORIA-Werk – Beleuchtungsglas – Beleuchtungskörper or Doria-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.

Fazzoletto 

These type of lamps are often named “Fazzoletto” lamps. The Italian word for handkerchief. The Fazzoletto vase is a design by Fulvio Bianconi (1948 – 2016) for Venini.

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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.

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.

Fulvio Bianconi’s Fazzoletto on the Venini website

Other Doria lamps on Vintageinfo

Fazzoletto lamps on Vintageinfo

Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.