1960s Doria Snowball Chandelier
Materials: Brass frame, brass rod and brass canopy. Brass screws and some other brass parts. 27 swirled crystal glass ball elements and one center half globe glass piece. Bakelite sockets.
Rod Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: ∅ 51 cm / 20.07”
Electricity: 8 bulbs E14, 8 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt
Any type of light bulb with an E14 socket 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: Made in many forms and sizes; as a flush mount, a wall lamp, a sputnik chandelier and even as a table lamp.
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 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
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.
Doria Snowball Sputnik Chandelier
Doria Snowball Flush Mount