Doria Snowball Flush Mount
Materials: White painted brass and 27 swirled crystal glass ball elements. Bakelite sockets.
Height: 38 cm / 14.96”
Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”
Electricity: 7 bulbs E14, 8 x 60 watt max, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E14 socket can be used. But a clear twisted one is preferred as used in this setup.
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. Made as a flus mount, a wall lamp, a sputnik chandelier, even a table lamp. This model also exists in a smaller version and in brass or brushed aluminium.
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:
Wolfgang Tümpel (1903-1978)
Wikipedia Wolfgang Tümpel