Akari Pendant Lights by Vitra

Akari Pendant Lights


Designed by Isamu Noguchi. In 1951 Isamu Noguchi began to design the Akari Light Sculptures.
He chose the name 'akari' for these objects, a word that means 'light' in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness.
Over the following years he created a total of more than 100 models, consisting of table, floor and ceiling lamps ranging in size from 24 to 290 cm.

'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

*Note there has been a surge of interest in these handmade Akari lanterns - please contact us for current lead times.


Model Dimensions
45A: H 450 × W 450 × D 450mm
55A: H 550 × W 550 × D 550mm
75A: H 750 × W 750 × D 750mm
120A: H 1200 × W 1200 × D 1200mm
55D: H 520 × W 550 × D 550mm
75 D: H 690 × W 740 × D 740mm
26A: H 250 × W 450 × D 450mm
21A: H 280 × W 650 × D 650mm
15A: H 330 × W 880 × D 880mm
50EN: H 250 × W 500 × D 500mm
70EN: H 330 × W 700 × D 700mm
23A: H 700 × W 320 × D 320mm
45X: H 430 × W 430 × D 430mm
33N: HH 1600 × W 470 × D 470mm
E: H 2950 × W 480 × D 480mm

Lampshades: washi paper, some partially painted. Some models with end pieces in wood/bamboo. Structure: bamboo/steel wire.

Light Source (not included)
4W LED E27 Non dimmable
Cable length 2.2m.

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