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DORIA Glass Globe Pendant Lamp

Materials: Brass lamp holder and a brass ceiling mount. Clear and amber veined glass globe. Metal socket.

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62”

Height: 33 cm / 12.99”

Width: ∅ 33 cm / 12.99”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used, but a clear one is preferred for this type of lamps.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: This DORIA glass globe pendant lamp was made in many forms and sizes; the small glass balls are used for flush mounts, wall lamps, sputnik chandeliers, even as a table lamp. The big version (like this one) exists in different sizes and was also made with a brass bar instead of a cord.

These lamps, all with similar crystal glass were a big success for the company and were produced during the 1960s and 1970s. The glass balls were not only produced in amber and clear glass, but also completely in clear glass as you can see below. Also a version in dark amber glass was made.


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.

Links (external links open in a new window)

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. 

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Doria Snowball Flush Mount 27 swirled glass globes balls brass round ceiling mount 1960s 1970s MCM

1960s Doria Snowball Sputnik Chandelier, Germany, swirled crystal glass balls, brass