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Vitra AKARI 1AG

Japanese paper table lamp

€ 285.00
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Birsfelden, Switzerland
Overview
Name of product/article

AKARI 1AG

Type

Japanese paper table lamp

Materials

Bamboo, Steel, Japanese Paper

Designers
Design Year
1951

In 1951 the Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi began to design the Akari Light Sculptures, a group of works handcrafted out of shoji paper that eventually comprised over 100 luminaires – table, floor and ceiling lamps. He chose the name ‚akari‘ for these objects, a word that means ‚light‘ in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness.
‚The light of Akari is like the light of the sun filtered through the paper of shoji. 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)

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

Further info from manufacturer on AKARI 1AG

Akari Light Sculptures Collection by Vitra
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