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LAMPE YA2 AKARI

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. The UF series was inspired by America’s UFO obsession in the 1950s, and was 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.

Materials

Washi paper. Supple frame of higo bamboo ribbing.

Dimensions

Length 35 x Height 48 cm

Dimensions

Length 35 x Height 48 cm

Weight

Packed up weight : 3 kg

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