Akari short table light

Isamu Noguchi | Vitra

The Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are a series of luminaires, handcrafted from traditional washi paper by Japanese artisans.

These short tripod table lights can be used on the floor or a sideboard or table are available in five different designs.

 

  • Dia. 26   H 43 cm


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In 1951 the Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi began to design the Akari Light Sculptures, a group of works handcrafted out of washi paper that eventually comprised over 100 luminaires – table, floor and ceiling lamps. He chose the name 'akari' for these objects, a word that means 'light' in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness. 'The harshness of electricity is transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth may... 

  • Dia. 26   H 43 cm

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