Designed by Isamu Noguchi
Handcrafted from traditional Japanese washi paper, this beautifully formed lamp is part of the Akari collection of mid-century lighting by Isamu Noguchi.
In 1951, on a trip to Japan, Noguchi—by now a famous artist— was asked by the mayor of the small town of Gifu to help revitalize the local lantern industry by creating a modern lamp for export. This was to be made of mulberry-bark paper, in keeping with local craft traditions. Noguchi continued to create his Akari Light Sculptures into the 1980s, eventually designing more than 100 models.
The elegant form of this light is created by wrapping durable yet thin rolls of paper around a sculpted wire frame. The use of washi paper allows light to gently pour through the surface, providing a soft glow to the room.
Slender legs elevate the design with small rounded feet providing grip while also complementing the mid-century style of the Akari.
Packed flat. Assembly required.
9.8" x 9.8" x 16.9"