Each light is hand-crafted to this day in the traditional family Ozeki workshop in Gifu, Japan, the Akari Lighting series is an iconic collection, recognised around the world. This latest addition is a distinctive floor lamp, featuring an angular design with three delicate legs.
The lamp works perfectly placed beside a sofa in the living room or in a corner next to a dining table and offers a soft, subtle and inviting glow.
Isamu Noguchi was an American-Japanese designer who originally trained as a sculptor and brought a sculptural sensibility to everything he created: lighting, furniture, gardens and stage sets. He studied sculpture, after dropping out of medical school, in late 1920s New York and then in Paris as an assistant to Constantin Brancusi.
Noguchi designed a range of paper Akari lights throughout the 1950s and 1960s, alongside the popular organic furniture he made in curvy sculpted wood now part of the Vitra Collection, such as the Freeform Sofa and Coffee Table. He was equally prolific as a landscape architect; he recreated the ancient Buddhist stone gardens he had loved in Kyoto at Lever House in New York (1951), UNESCO in Paris (1951), the Yale campus (1960) and Jerusalem’s Israel Museum (1960).