In 1951 the Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi began to design the Akari Light Sculptures, a group of works handcrafted out of washi 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 harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth.
Each Akari Light Sculpture is meticulously crafted by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional family-run company based in Gifu, Japan.
Made to order, not refundable. For more info, please read our Return Policy.
Widt: 88 cm
Height: 33 cm
Shoji paper, steel wire structure.
Lightsoure and shade comes flat packed separately.
60-75W, E27 bulb (not included).
Extraordinary long delivery time at the moment: 10 months.