Akari medium table light

Isamu Noguchi | Vitra

The Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are a series of luminaires, handcrafted from traditional washi paper by Japanese artisans.  These lantern lights are made from washi-paper and have structures made from bamboo and steel wire.

The medium sized lights can be used on the floor or a sideboard or table are available in five different designs.

  • 1P: Dia. 21   H 47 cm
  • 3X/XP1: Dia. 23   H 38 cm
  • 20N: Dia. 42   H 63 cm
  • 26N Dia. 35   H 61 cm
  • UF1-H: Dia. 20   H 51 cm
  • UF2-33N Dia. 30   H 71 cm


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In 1951 the Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi began to design the Akari Light Sculptures, a group of works handcrafted out of washi paper that eventually comprised over 100 luminaires – table, floor and ceiling lamps. He chose the name 'akari' for these objects, a word that means 'light' in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness. 'The harshness of electricity is transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth may...

  • 1P: Dia. 21   H 47 cm
  • 3X/XP1: Dia. 23   H 38 cm
  • 20N: Dia. 42   H 63 cm
  • 26N Dia. 35   H 61 cm
  • UF1-H: Dia. 20   H 51 cm
  • UF2-33N Dia. 30   H 71 cm

    This product is available at trade terms - please contact the SCP Contracts team on 020 7749 7399 contracts@scp.co.uk for further information.