'Old Globe' Table Light
A vintage Czech table light designed and made by Antonín Hepnar, circa 1985. The light, made of two separate parts, is constructed from a re-purposed globe and turned wood. One half is lacquered in black the other in red.
The materials traditionally associated with the Czech Republic are glass and porcelain. However, Hepar has worked almost exclusively in turned wood since the 1950s.
Hepar’s choice of material in combination with his unique approach, limited edition production and the predominance of the Iron Curtain have resulted in his name remaining somewhat obscure. However, Hepnar continues to be one of the most experienced woodworkers in the Czech Republic.
His technical experience and background has led to him being approached by a number of architects and designers. Perhaps most sensationally, Hepnar was asked to work on some wooden interior elements of the legendary Hotel Praha.
One half of the light features a sticker bearing Hepnar's name. The light is in very good vintage condition.
Height: 41 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Width: 32 cm