Look at the cubist streetlamp. The word combination that you would probably use for the first time in your life. That’s right. It is something unbelievable. For more than hundred years it stands on its post like a tree.
Very interesting about this cubist lamp is its location. Despite the very close tourist venues, it might seem to be forgotten in the quiet corner of Jungmann Square, not far from Wenceslas Square.
Prague is breathtaking, you don’t even know it. To come to see the cubist lamp you will be confronted by a combination of architectural styles including the Functionalist Bata building, the Gothic Church of our Our Lady of the Snow and the Secession Adam Pharmacy building. Exceptional coulisse for your photo, I think.
The cubist lamp was designed by Czech Art Nouveau and cubist architect Emil Králíček (1877-1930) in 1913. It consists of a base for sitting, a column with a geometrical structure and a still-functional glass lantern.
I like to walk around the cubist lamp as often as possible. Once I came to admire it with an architect, one of my friends. I suppose that each architect would recommend you to visit the place, and other famous symbols of Prague’s cubist movement.
Emil Králíček’s unique idea still inspires architects, and they care about this gem. The cubist lamp was restored thanks to the initiative of world-renowned Czech-born architect Ján Kaplický (1937-2009). To this day, it serves its purpose of illuminating a small place immersed in darkness.