Akiri 1A Table Lamp

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“The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun.” – Isamu Noguchi.

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

MaterialWashi paper, bamboo, steel wire.

Colour is Off-white.

Diameter: 250mm
Height: 430mm

In 1951, Isamu Noguchi began to design the Akari Light Sculptures, works characterised by weightless luminosity. He chose the name ‘akari’ for these objects, a word that means ‘light’ in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness. During a journey to Japan, Noguchi visited Gifu, a town known for manufacturing paper parasols and lanterns. While there, he sketched his first two Akari Light Sculptures, and over the following years, he created a total of more than 100 models, consisting of table, floor and ceiling lamps ranging in size from 24 to 290 cm.

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