Akari sphere D pendant

Isamu Noguchi | Vitra


The Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are a series of luminaires handcrafted from traditional washi paper by Japanese artisans. The spherical D pendants feature non-concentric rings, giving the light a pleasing, organic look.

Product Information
In 1951, 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, meaning 'light' in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness.

The shade is made of washi-paper, while the structure is made of steel wire.

55D: H 52  Ø 55 cm
75D: H 69  Ø 74 cm

Technical Information
Light source: 4W LED
Socket E27
2700K (warm white)
Max watt: 12 W
Cable length: 220 cm


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