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PLEASE NOTE this product is custom made to order, and cannot be exchanged, returned or cancelled.
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.