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DORIA Ice Glass Chandelier

Materials: Brass curved rods and parts. Long brass rod and canopy. 8 crystal glass “ice block” glass coupes. Metal sockets.

Rod Length: 53 cm / 20.86”

Height: 12 cm / 4.72”

Width: ∅ 80 cm / 31.49”

Glass Cups: 20 x 8 cm / 7.87 x 3.14”

Electricity: 8 bulbs E27, 8 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

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

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: This DORIA ice glass chandelier was made in smaller sizes (3 and 5 lamps) and as a wall lamp. Also produced in chromed metal. Also sold with different types of glass cups/coupes. This chandelier weighs 16 kilograms / 35.27 lb. Several chandeliers of this type can be found, here on Vintageinfo.


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.

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DORIA-Werkstätten Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG won several 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. 


Comparable chandelier
Another crystal glass bowls chandelier
Metal pendant lamp
Croco-ice cascade chandelier
Mid-century glass tubes chandelier
Square metal wall lamp
Mushroom table lamp
Sputnik table lamp
Ice glass flush mount
Other DORIA lamps

Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.