Akari 1ADDesigner: Vitra
Every single Akari Light Sculpture is a handcrafted masterpiece. The light through the thin, handmade paper creates a pleasant, warm glow, and the sculptural shape makes the lamp visually attractive.
The Akari lamp is handmade in Japan using washi paper produced from mulberry bark. The washi paper is cut into strips and carefully adhered to the bamboo ribbing. Each lamp has a collapsible construction which enables it to be flat packed until installed in a home.
Washi paper produced from mulberry bark, bamboo, painted steel wire.
H 43 x Ø 25 cm
Cable length: 130 cm
The lamp can be dusted off with a feather duster.
Produced in Gifu, Japan
Isamu Noguchi designed the first Akari lamp in 1951 and has created more than 100 designs in the family-run Ozeki workshop in the Gifu, Japan - a town with a long history creating lanterns from mulberry bark and bamboo. Using traditional methods, Noguchi designed floor lamps, table lamps and ceiling lamps in different shapes and sizes and with a distinctive expression.See all products by Vitra