DORIA Ice Glass Flush Mount
Materials: Brass ceiling plate and parts. 15 hand blown clear crystal curved ice glass blocks. Bakelite E27 sockets.
Height: 16 cm / 6.3”
Width: ∅ 60 cm / 23,26”
Electricity: 6 bulbs E27, 6 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But preferably gold tipped light bulbs as you see in this setup.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.
Other versions: This DORIA ice glass flush mount exists in several versions and sizes. On the left you see the smallest round version with 5 glass blocks and 1 light bulb. The ice blocks were also used for chandeliers. You can find an example over here.
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 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 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.
DORIA Ice Glass Flush Mount – Small Version
Materials: Brass and 5 crystal hand blown glass blocks. Bakelite socket.
Height: 12 cm / 4.72”
Width: ∅ 20 cm / 7,87”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Version with 5 light bulbs