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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A unique metal table lamp manufactured in the sixties by the Czech company Napako as type 85104. The lamp was made according to a design by the Czech designer Josef Hůrka. Hůrka started to work for Napako in the late forties and initially he designed mainly appliances as the company was focused on metalwork in general. In the sixties he came up with simple, timeless lamp designs in bright colours that immediately became hits. The lamp stands on chromium-plated metal base, the red-painted metal lamp shade revolves in vertical direction.