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Akari 1AD Table Lantern by Isamu Noguchi
Traditional Japanese paper lantern designed by Isamu Noguchi.
Isamu Noguchi has had a life time of experimentation and successful, multi-disciplinary art practice. He designed the first Akari lamp in 1951, after learning about traditional paper lanterns in Gifu, Japan. In his quest for creating a sculpture of light that was was experienced like natural light, he went on to design around 200 designs for the Akari series consisting of table, floor and ceiling lamps, many of which are still in production today and are now available through Public Record.
'Akari' means 'light' in Japanese and alludes to both physical lightness and illumination.
Handcrafted in Japan.
Size: Dimensions: H430 x W260 x D260mm
Materials: Lampshades: washi paper, some partially painted.
Structure: bamboo/steel wire. Legs: painted steel wire.
•Cable length for table lamps: 130 cm.
•Cable length for floor lamps: 300 cm.
•Cable length for ceiling lamps: 220 cm.
**It has a NZ electronic certification.