Akari UF1-H

Akari Lights

Akari UF1-H

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)

Manufactured by Vitra

Designed by Isamu Noguchi


Made of Japanese shoji paper


20cmD x 51cmH

Lead-Time: 24 weeks approximately.  Please contact the showroom to check for any changes.