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DORIA Metal Pendant Lamp

Materials: 7 layers of white and orange painted metal (iron) circles strung together. White painted Bakelite socket.

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’

Height: 16 cm / 6.29”

Width: ∅ 36 cm / 14.17”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: This DORIA metal pendant lamp was made in many forms, colours and sizes. Also made as a flush mount and a wall lamp. Some models were produced with an opal glass diffuser, as you can see below.

DORIA

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 who bought among other things old stocks.  Essig sold lamps made by Staff, Disderot, Massive and several other companies, labeled with Richard Essig – Besigheim. You never find a lamp attributed to Essig with a DORIA label. 

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Other DORIA lamps

Doria Metal Pendant Lamp Orange White circles metal iron round 7 layers 1960s 1970s MCM Germany

Doria Metal Pendant Lamp Orange White circles metal iron round 7 layers 1960s 1970s MCM Germany label

Two other models of this metal pendant lamp, a black & white one and a model with opaque glass and olive green coloured metal.

Doria Metal Pendant Lamp black white circles metal iron round 7 layers 1960s 1970s MCM Germany

Doria Metal Pendant Lamp olive green opal glass circles metal iron round 7 layers 1960s 1970s MCM Germany