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Isamu Noguchi for Vitra

Dimensions: 53 x 123cm high
Delivery times for this light really are NEXT August 2022 :(

The Akari Light Sculptures (1951) by Isamu Noguchi are a series of luminaires, handcrafted from traditional washi paper by Japanese artisans.

'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 Akari Light Sculpture is meticulously crafted by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional family-run company based in Gifu, Japan. In a first step, bamboo rods are stretched across the original wooden forms designed by Noguchi to make the framework that determines the object's shape. Washi paper, derived from the bark of the mulberry tree, is cut in strips to fit the size and shape of the lamp and then glued to the bamboo ribbing. After the glue has dried, the wooden form is removed and the shade can be folded. The Akari Light Sculptures are packed for shipping or storage in flat boxes developed especially for the luminaires.

The Akari Light Sculptures are marked with a stylised sun-and-moon logo, which also resembles the corresponding Japanese characters. This symbol guarantees the authenticity of each product.

Material description:

Lampshades: washi paper, some partially painted. Some models with end pieces in wood/bamboo.
Structure: bamboo/steel wire.
Legs: painted steel wire.
Light source: 4W LED
Socket: E27
Dimmability: not dimmable.
Kelvin: 2700 K (warm white).
Plug: Euro flat, 2-pin (type C plug).
Max. watt:  12 W
Energy efficiency:  A
Cable length for table lamps: 130 cm.
Cable length for floor lamps: 300 cm.
Cable length for ceiling lamps: 220 cm.

Item code: 20153001


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