Vitra Akari Light Sculptures

Akari Light Sculptures

During a journey to Japan, Noguchi paid a visit to Gifu, a town known for its manufacture of paper parasols and lanterns. There, he sketched his first two Akari Light Sculptures and over the following years he created a total of more than 100 models consisting of table, floor and ceiling lamps. Together with the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, the Vitra Design Museum produces reissues of its design.

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Akari Light Sculptures

The Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are lamps made by hand of shoji paper in Japan. The harshness of electricity is transformed through the magic of paper, back to the light of our origin - the sun. During a journey to Japan, Noguchi paid a visit to Gifu, a town known for its manufacture of paper parasols and lanterns. There, he sketched his first two Akari Light Sculptures and over the following years he created a total of more than 100 models consisting of table, floor and ceiling lamps. Together with the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, the Vitra Design Museum produces reissues of its design.

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