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DORIA Pumpkin Cascade Pendant Chandelier

Materials: Polished brass parts, rods and tubes. 5 hand blown pumpkin, gourd, calabash style frosted glass globe lampshades. Round brass canopy. Metal E14 sockets.

Cord Length: 140 cm / 55.11” – adjustable

Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Lampshades: ∅ 10 x 15 cm / 3.93  x 5.90”

Canopy: ∅ 25 cm / 9.84”

Electricity: 5 bulbs E14, 5 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

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

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: The DORIA pumpkin cascade pendant chandelier was also made as a single pendant lamp. Chandeliers with more or less light bulbs were also created.

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

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Another DORIA cascading chandelier

Other DORIA lamps

Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.