Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for a half century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form.
"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)
Isamu Noguchi Floor Lamp Model BB1-YA1
Akari Light Sculptures Series
Original product handcrafted in Japan
Lampshades: Washi paper
Base: painted steel wire and bamboo structure and; supported by a metal frame.
610mm(H) x 360mm(W)
3-4 weeks for handling time