Czech industrial artist Josef Hurka worked initially as electric appliances designer for NAPAKO cooperative. Napako later discontinued this production, and hence Hurka had to refocus on lighting design. During his work there, the cooperative obtained various awards for his lamp designs. He was an ardent admirer of Czechoslovak functionalism and thus his designs smoothly success it. He designed many household lights for the cooperative’s serial production. For his lights, he emphasized both distinctive design as well as functionality.
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This is an amazing, elegant floor lamp designed by Prague studio NAPAKO. This piece was designed by Josef Hurka who worked for Napako for most of his professional life. If you'd like to read more about Josef Hurka, click on the "i" in the lefthand corner of the photo. The whole lamp is made out of metal. The lampshade consists of a metallic gric with parchment paper, absorbing the light from a single E27 bulb.