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DORIA Mushroom Table Lamp

Materials: Round white painted iron base. Thin chromed metal rod (iron). White painted aluminium mushroom lampshade. Some metal parts. Galvanised metal sockets.

Height: 60 cm / 23.62”

Lampshade: ∅ 34 cm / 13.38”

Base: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Klaus Slama.

Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.

Other versions: This DORIA mushroom table lamp exists with a polished aluminium lampshade and was also made in black. It exists as a floor lamp and a pendant lamp. These lamps are very rare and hard to find. The lampshade is adjustable in height. This lamp is model 1198.

The pendant lamp model K 63150 received an iF Design Award in 1981. But maybe that’s a typo. These lamps are definitely from the 1960s to see in the used materials and design and the 60s label. Klaus Slama designed several lamps for DORIA. Unfortunately no information to be found about the designer.

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.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Pendant lamp by Klaus Slama on the iF-Design Awards website

Doria-Werkstätten Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG won several other 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

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. 

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