Akari 3X Table Lamp
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: 23cm x 38cm
Featured to accompany the exhibition The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 in the Barbican Art Gallery.
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