Table Light Antonín Hepnar
A large vintage Czech floor or table light in turned wood and mouth-blown etched glass, designed and made by Antonín Hepnar, circa 1975.
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 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.
The diverse, monumental, modernist-inspired, new-baroque lathed shapes of his work in the 1970s became the trademark of his work and can be seen on this unique light.
In excellent condition. A very limited edition of this design were ever made for gallery Dílo, Prague, circa 1975.
Height: 114 cm
Diameter (Globe): 35 cm
Diameter (Base): 35 cm