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PLEASE NOTE this product is custom made to order, and cannot be exchanged, returned or cancelled. Current production times are longer due to high demand. Please contact us for the actual lead time of an Akari lamp as they vary per model :-)
Perfect imperfect Japanese table lamps that will brighten up every room with a warm and natural light due to the use of Washi Paper. The Akari Light Sculptures (1951) by Isamu Noguchi are a series of luminaires, handcrafted from traditional washi paper by Japanese artisans. You can choose from 2 options, 1N and 20N. Please ask us if you are interested in one of the other lamps that we do not show on our webshop.
Washi Paper, black coated steel.
1N 390 x 250 x 250 mm
20N 630 x 420 x 420 mm
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. Each Akari Light Sculpture is meticulously crafted by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional family-run company based in Gifu, Japan.
TAKING CARE OF THIS PRODUCT
For cleaning your luminaire, use a dry antistatic cloth. Alcohol, benzene, acetone or acids damage the surface. We always recommend the use of an environmentally friendly cleaning agent.