Sputnik Globe Pendant Lamp
Materials: Big hand blown crystal bubble glass globe (pulegoso) lampshade. Chromed metal parts (iron) and balls. Bakelite E27 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: This sputnik globe pendant lamp exists in many forms and sizes. It was also made as a flush mount and a table lamp. This pendant lamp is model 6725 and it was produced in the 70’s.
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 company 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 1920’s by Napoleone Martinuzzi (1892-1977) on the island of Murano, Italy and used for the first time by the famous Venini company.
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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:
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
Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.