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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:

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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