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DORIA Mikado Pendant Chandelier

Materials: Hollow brass curved rod or tube. White striped oval opal glass globe lampshades. Made in an oriental lantern, lampion style. Some brass parts. Conical brass canopy. Brass E14 sockets with a porcelain ring.

Cord Length: 80 cm /31.49 – adjustable

Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”

Lampions: 11 x 15 cm / 4.33 x 5.90”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E14, 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s, 1960s  – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: This DORIA Mikado pendant chandelier also exists as a single pendant lamp and other cascading chandeliers with 3, 5 and 8 “lanterns”. The glass was produced in some varieties. Chandeliers with curved brass rods, but completely other glass globes also exists. You can find another model over here.

This chandelier is often named Mikado, but there is no certainty that it is the real name of the lamp. Mikado is the Japanese word for emperor. Of course it is also a game.


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.

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Amber (colour) – Wikipedia

Mikado – Wikipedia


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