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Doria Snowball Flush Mount

Materials: White painted brass rods. White painted metal (iron) ceiling mount. 27 swirled crystal glass globes/balls with brass decorative nuts. White painted Bakelite sockets.

Height: 38 cm / 14.96”

Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”

Electricity: 7 bulbs E14, 7 x 40 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: These “snowball” lamps were made in many forms and sizes. Made as several different flush mounts, wall lamps, sputnik chandeliers, even table lamps and floor lamps. This model also exists in a smaller version and in brass or brushed aluminium.

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 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

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