DORIA Ice Glass Chandelier
Materials: Curved brass rods and parts. Long brass rod and canopy. 8 crystal glass “ice block” glass chalices lampshades. Metal E27 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:
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 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.
Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.