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AKARI UF3L6

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 bamboo 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.


Inspired by America’s UFO obsession in the 1950s, with their insect-like legs, the UF series is in direct continuity of Noguchi’s work as a sculptor. Isamu Noguchi did indeed create AKARI to be a lighting sculpture, a lamp that is a design statement, both delicate and timeless.


Electric set included.

Materials

Washi paper, bamboo ribbing, metal structure.

Dimensions

W 52 x H 147 cm

Dimensions

W 52 x H 147 cm

Weight

Packed up weight : 3 kg

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