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Sputnik Globe Pendant Lamp

Materials: Big hand blown crystal bubble glass globe (pulegoso). Chromed metal parts (iron) and balls. 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: 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

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

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

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