Sputnik Globe Pendant Lamp
Materials: Hand blown crystal bubble glass (pulegoso). Chromed metal parts (iron). Bakelite sockets.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 48 cm / 19.68”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 19.68”
Electricity: 4 bulbs E27, 4 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used. But preferably silver cupped bulbs.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – 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, also made as flush mount and table lamp. This lamp is model 6725 and it was produced in the 1970s.
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.
Pulegoso: Italian word taken from the dialect word pulega, which means bubble. The glass is containing numerous bubbles of all sizes, produced by adding bicarbonate/soda, gasoline, or other substances to the glass. The bubbles make the glass semi-opaque and give the surface an irregular texture. The technique was developed in the 1920s by Napoleone Martinuzzi (1892-1977) on the island of Murano, Italy and used for the first time by the famous Venini company.
Doria logo used over the years