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: Made as a single pendant lamp, chandeliers with 3, 5, 8 pendants. Also made as a big pendant lamp. 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 glass globes for their chandeliers and other lamps.
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
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, labeled with Richard Essig – Besigheim. You never find a lamp attributed to Essig with a Doria label.