Some time ago we have visited famous Czech minimalist sculptor Stanislav Kolíbal. His early unrealized designs of lightning caught our eyes very much.

Designed in 1954, his lightning proposed for ÚBOK, Czechoslovakia Institute of Interior Design, is rare example of his foray into applied arts. Kolíbal is famous for his minimalist and existentialist sculptures mostly created by him during the 1960s and 1970s.

In his archive we have discovered some designs for table, floor as well as suspended lamps in the form of intimate kinetic sculptures echoed mobiles of Alexander Calder admired by Kolíbal very much. Unfortunately, any lamp was realized.

Photos by Jaroslav Moravec