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AKARI 1P

ISAMU NOGUCHI

Description

Each Akari – the Japanese word for “light”- is handcrafted, beginning with the making of washi paper from the inner bark of the mulberry tree. The paper is then glued onto a thin metal framework, creating a lighting sculpture, delicate but powerful.


The soft and warm glow of light casting through the paper transforms “the harshness of electricity back to the light of our origins – the sun – so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night” as explained by Isamu Noguchi himself.


Its shape and design give a modern twist to the traditional Japanese lantern that originally inspired Noguchi.


Like the beauty of falling leaves and the cherry blossom, Noguchi wrote, Akari are “poetic, ephemeral, and tentative.” He was fond of saying, “All that you require to start a home are a room, a tatami, and Akari.”


Electric set included.

Materials

Washi paper, metal structure.

Dimensions

L 21 x H 47 cm

Dimensions

L 21 x H 47 cm

Weight

Packed up weight : 1 kg

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