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Akari 1N Table Lamp
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Akari 1N Table Lamp

  • £195.00

The Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. 

Designed by Noguchi in 1951 and handmade for a half century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form.

The lamps are created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame. The lamp accommodates up to a 40 watt bulb (not included).

‘The harshness of electricity is ... transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun.’ (Isamu Noguchi)

Dimensions: 26cm x 39cm

Featured to accompany the exhibition The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 in the Barbican Art Gallery.

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