Akari 1AY Table Lamp

Akari 1AY Table Lamp


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

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

H 430 × W 260 × D 260mm

Light Source (not included)
4W LED E27 Non dimmable
Cable length:
Akari T
able lamps: 1.3m.
Akari Floor lamps: 3m.

Akari Pendants: 2.2m.

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