Antonín Hepnar is an artist, designer, craftsman and master wood-turner. He completed his studies at the high school of arts, architecture and design in Prague in 1953. From that time on he focused on the creation of both artistic and utilitarian wooden objects. He creates bowls, candlesticks, lamps, decorative items, sculptures, and also during the seventies and eighties he participated in the creation of several interior realizations, such as that of Hotel Praha or the remodeling of the church interior church for the new liturgy in Ledeč Sázavou (1970). He still works in his studio in Čakovičky near Prague.
A wooden wall lamp of the contemporary production of the Czech designer Antonín Hepnar. A wooden circular plate made by woodturning technique with a mirror light bulb in the middle. The woodturning is a technique Antonín Hepnar is known for and in the Czech design environment he is called its last master. The object is made of solid wood that gained its shape by woodturning and then left in its original colour. When lit the lamp makes use of the contrast between the lit and dark sides of the sharp circular shapes, the mirror light bulb that glows only from its bottom makes this contrast even greater. The lamp is fully functional without any defects.