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DORIA Glass Globes Cascading Pendant Chandelier

Materials: Polished brass tubes & parts. Hand-blown crackle glass globe lampshades. Metal E14 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 pendant 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-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 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.

DORIA Glass Globes Cascading Chandelier - Instructions folder - Montage-Himweis Nr. 46