Height: 117cm x Diameter: 83cm
Materials & finishes
Lampshade made from washi paper with bamboo ribbing. Structure is of bamboo and steel wire-frame, with painted steel wire legs. Includes textile cord.
All Akari lamps have an E27/220-240V screw base. We recommend the use of energy-saving bulbs designed with a maximum output of 5W to 20W and 2700K light colour.
Please note this product is CE approved only and should only be used in countries that follow and accept this standard. If it is used elsewhere it will be at the customer's sole risk, responsibility and liability.
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).
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