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DORIA Opal Globes Cascading Chandelier

Materials: 5 frosted white opal glass droplet style oval sphere lampshades. Brass rods and parts. 5 Bakelite E14 sockets.

Cord Length: 40 – 150 cm / 15.74 – 59.05” – adjustable

Lampshades: 10 x 10 cm / 3.93 x 3.93”

Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”

Electricity: 5 bulbs E14, 5 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, small bulbs, refrigerator style, are necessary.

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

Designer: DORIA-Studio.

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

Other versions: This DORIA opal globes cascading chandelier exists as a single pendant lamp and chandeliers with more or less globes.


DORIA-WERK, DORIA-Werk – Beleuchtungsglas – Beleuchtungskörper or Doria-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

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, labelled with Richard Essig – Besigheim. You never find a lamp attributed to Essig with a DORIA label. 


Wall lamps together with this chandelier
Pumpkin cascade pendant chandelier
Croco-Ice cascade chandelier
7 glass globes cascading chandelier
Snowball flush mount
Metal pendant lamp
Glass tubes chandelier
Mushroom table lamp
Glass mushroom table lamp
Amber glass flush mounts
Other DORIA lamps

Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.