Hidden Light by Jan Plecháč & Henry Wielgus

When you think 'designer lighting,' you think about the look, the shape, the colours; but Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus thought further; they thought about the inner spark. They asked themselves the most vital question: what is light? And their designer lighting is this metaphor materialized – light hidden within the cage of the mind.

Hidden, yet not lost

Once switched on, the inner light shines outward. It is a symbol of the fact that if a person is brave enough to follow their inner light, no cage can contain them.


To create the reticulated surface, the glass must be blown into a special metal cage. It is really difficult to create a perfect metal form, which would let the glass flow in and out easily


This piece is a challenge for glassblowers also in terms of its size. The blower must make five trips to pick up enough glass to finally blow the lighting.

Jan Plecháč & Henry Wielgus

Design Studio and authors of Hidden Light

“Even though we live in different cultures, in different places surrounded by different societies, our inner energy is the same; always was and always will be. Sometimes, we might feel caged by society and its expectations, but when we concentrate on our inner energy, it can become a lantern that will open the door of this cage and set us free.”