50 × 110 × 50 cm
(W × H × D)
|Manufacturer:||Osvětlovací sklo Valašské Meziříčí|
|Condition:||In original condition|
Floor lamp model B1/15610 Prominent, designed in the 1980s by Karel Volf for Hotel Praha. At the time of its opening in 1981, Hotel Praha featured some of the most luxurious accommodations in Czechoslovakia. It was constructed solely for the Communist Party and its guests, and ordinary citizens were not allowed access. The best possible materials were used in the construction of the hotel, and eminent artists and designers of the time were involved in furnishing it.
This lamp, produced by Osvětlovací sklo in Valašské meziříčí, is one of few surviving items following the demolition of the hotel in 2014. It is made from milky-white triplex opal glass and consists of two parts – a base and an upper shade – which together form an hourglass shape. The lamp is divided in the middle by a brass ring with independent on/off switches for each part. When lit, it gives off a very pleasant, soft light. The lamp is functional and in perfect condition.