Doria White Mushroom Table Lamp
Materials: White painted aluminium lampshade. Chromed iron rod, white painted iron base. Some metal parts. Galvanized 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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Klaus Slama.
Manufacturer: Doria-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany.
Other versions: Also made with a polished aluminium lampshade and also made in black. Exist 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.
Pendant lamp model K 63150 received an iF Design Award in 1981. Klaus Slama designed several lamps for Doria. Unfortunately no information to be found about the designer.
DORIA-WERK, DORIA-Werk – Beleuchtungsglas – Beleuchtungskörper or Doria-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 other 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
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.