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Doria Glass Tubes Chandelier

Materials: Brass and 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.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: Made in many forms and sizes, also made as flush mount and wall light. 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.

iF-Design Award 1968

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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 – No information to be found, but often said he designed lamps for Doria. Some say it was an East German designer.

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Doria Folder