1950s Josef Hurka pendants

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Reference 23_3798

1950s Josef Hurka pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Designed by famed NAPAKO designer Josef Hurka, these 1950s pendants were born when industry was nationalised under communism in former Czechoslovakia. Sensitively restored without compromising the original factory finish, chrome plated enclosures house etched glass lenses that produce a striking glow when lit. Perfect for commercial receptions, hotels and lobbies. A larger version is also available.

1950s Josef Hurka pendants
1950s Josef Hurka pendants
1950s Josef Hurka pendants
1950s Josef Hurka pendants
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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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Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with 3.no new screw (E27) lamp holders and the original rod. If you would prefer E26 lamp holders (USA), please just ask. Total height from ceiling 550mm.


475 mm
550 mm
2.3 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
Silver | Clear

Non-standard delivery. Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

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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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