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Akari 50EN
Akari 50EN
Akari 50EN

Akari Lights

Akari 50EN

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.

Lead Time: August 2022


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. Isamu Noguchi has compared the light of Akari to sunlight filtered through traditional shoji paper doors.


Dimensions: 50cm W x 25cm H

Materials: Translucent Washi Paper with Bamboo Ribbing

Globe: E27, 4W LED, 2700k

Cable Length: 220cm