Josef Hůrka is a Czech designer who is closely associated with the NAPAKO company, where he worked since the late 1940s. First as an electrician, later as a lighting designer. He is considered the most active designer of post-war Czechoslovakia in this area. In his luminaire designs, he preferred simple functional shapes made of metal, which were complemented by parchment and glass screens. In his realizations, he emphasized aesthetics and functionality.