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40cm d x 40cm w x 58cm h
Akari Light Sculptures
by Isamu Noguchi since 1951
Created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame.
Akari Light Sculptures are designed by the Japanese-American artist, sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi, who began work on this series in 1951. The collection comprises more than 100 table, floor and ceiling lamps. The name 'Akari' stands for 'light' in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness.
"The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night." - Isamu Noguchi
Each luminaire is meticulously crafted by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional family-run company based in Gifu.
All Akari Light Sculptures are available to preorder if we don't have it in stock. Please contact us by email to request a pre-order. Lead-time on pre-orders is approximately 12-14 weeks - email@example.com
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