DORIA Glass Tubes Chandelier
Materials: Brass curved rods, rod, parts and canopy. 60 hand blown swirled glass tube elements with gold coloured flakes inside. Bakelite sockets.
Rod Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 42 cm / 19.68”
Width: ∅ 50 cm / 19.68”
Electricity: 8 bulbs E14, 8 x 60 watt maximum. 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used. But preferably clear bulbs.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.
Other versions: The DORIA glass tubes chandelier exists in many forms and sizes. Also made as flush mount and a wall lamp. These type of chandeliers were produced from the sixties until the 1980s.
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.
This chandelier won the iF-Design Award in 1968, discipline: product.
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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:
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.