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-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG was founded after the second World War in Fürth, near Nürnberg, Germany in 1948.
The company no longer exists. Doria 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:
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
Doria Snowball Sputnik Chandelier
Doria Snowball Flush Mount