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1950s Josef Hurka Halo Light
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1950s Josef Hurka Halo Lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

These rare fixed rod pendants are true collector's pieces, designed by famed former Czechoslovakian designer Joseph Hurka and manufactured by NAPAKO in the 1950s. Sensitively restored without compromising the original factory finish, the two-part multi-level enclosure houses an etched glass lens, producing a striking halo glow when lit. Great for commercial receptions, hotels and lobbies, as well as hallways in homes.

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1950s Josef Hurka Halo Light
Detail shot of a 1950s Josef Hurka Halo Lights
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Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Much of the lighting we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc was produced in the manufacturing powerhouses of former Czechoslovakia. Under Communist rule the same design was often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage. The country is also famed for its beautiful glassware, with both wall and ceiling opaline glass lights often being used in public and residential settings, such as housing blocks and schools.

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At skinflint all original electrical elements are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

The ceiling rose of a 1950s Josef Hurka Halo Light

Product details

Supplied rewired and tested with 6no. new screw (E27) lamp holders.

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3.5 kg
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Non-standard delivery (POA). Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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Manufacturer: NAPAKO

NAPAKO is a lighting manufacturer founded in 1919 in Prague, former Czechoslovakia. Considered a collective NAPAKO worked alongside various designers in the early twentieth century, most notably with highly acclaimed designer Josef Hurka. Hurka began his career designing electrical appliances before specialising in household lighting, including ceiling and floor lamps. Napako pieces designed by Hurka are considered collectibles and are to this day, highly sought after and awarded in the lighting design industry.

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