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.
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:
Wolfgang Tümpel (1903-1978)
Wikipedia Wolfgang Tümpel
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.