Through this panoramic picture of the workshop of Antonín Hepnar (born in 1932) with the selection of his fine crafted lights we enter to the world of delicate wood craft of this hidden icon of czech design. The exhibition Retrospective of the Light, which we prepare at the Designblok 2010 is the unique occasion to learn something more about the history of the czech modernist design of the second half of the last century. Because, the curated show will present some of the unknown lightning designs by Hepnar, which he produced between 1955 and 1990.

In some next days you can see on our blog some special posts about Hepnar`s work, as well as about the exhibition. Today we present first representative picture, which was made by our very own collaborator, photographer Jaroslav Moravec. He created the original collection of Hepnar`s portraits, too, as well as the report from artist`s home in Čakovičky close to Prague. All the projects including the the edition of two 1970s candlesticks by Hepnar for OKOLO you see there later this month.

Retrospective of the Light, curated by OKOLO, Designblok 2010, 5th October - 10th October 2010, Superstudio of Designblok, Bubenská 1, Prague, Czech repubublic