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DORIA Glass Globes Cascading Chandelier

Materials: Polished brass. Hand blown crackle glass. Metal sockets.

Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’ – adjustable

Lampshades: 3 x 15, 1 x 20 and 1 x 25 cm / 3 x 5.90, 1 x 7.87 and 9.84”

Electricity: 5 bulbs E14, 5 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s  – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: This DORIA glass globes cascading chandelier was made as a single pendant lamp and chandeliers with 3, 5, 8 pendants. Also made as a big pendant lamp with a much bigger globe. Made in chromed metal or brass. Wall lamps were also produced. Also made with different glass; clear glass, smoked brown glass…

Not only DORIA produced lamps with crackled glass. Several German companies used the same or similar glass globes for their chandeliers and other lamps.

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.

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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. 

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