Josef Hůrka

850

Tripod floor lamp type 1706

 

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Josef Hůrka

Tripod floor lamp type 1706

Cylindrical plastic shade, orange and white lacquered metal tripod base

H: 111cm

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Napaco, Czech Republic, 1950s

Rare iconic floor lamp, example of the 50’s minimalist design from Czechoslovakia

 

Josef Hůrka

There is very little verifiable information available on the Czech designer Josef Hůrka, however it is known that he designed lighting - including desk and table lamps, as well as floor and ceiling lights - for the manufacturers Drupol, Napako, and Lidokov. His career spanned almost four decades, but one of his early collaborations, with lighting manufacturer Napako, proved to be the most fruitful. His lamps appear in bright colors and take on geometrical and angular forms.