Akari YA2
Akari YA2

Akari Lights

Akari YA2

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 Akari lights are handcrafted of bamboo ribbing and translucent washi paper that is made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree. Isamu Noguchi has compared the light of Akari to sunlight filtered through traditional shoji paper doors

Manufactured by Vitra

Designed by Isamu Noguchi


Made of Japanese shoji paper


36cmW x 36cmD x 51cmH

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