In 1951 artist and designer Isamu Noguchi produced the Akari range, an elegant collection of paper lamps inspired by classic East Asian forms and mid-century styles. The name 'Akari' is the Japanese term for brightness and lightness, both of which are reflected in this delicate shoji-paper design.
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Born 1904 in California, Isamu Noguchi was one of the 20th century's most influential designers. From his designs for the home to landscape architecture, Noguchi is renowned for his simple, sculptural style, inspired by his Japanese ancestry and merged with the pioneering mid-century modern movement that was emerging in America at the time.
https://www.heals.com/akari-120a-pendant.html13096Akari 120A Pendant https://www.heals.com/media/catalog/product/_/a/_a_k_akari-120a-pendant-14x10.jpg24492449GBPOutOfStock/Lighting/Ceiling Lights/Brands/Vitra/Brands/Vitra/Vitra Lighting/Designer/Isamu Noguchi/Inspiration/Japanese Craft Market Gifu/Lighting/Ceiling Lights/Pendant LightsIn 1951 artist and designer Isamu Noguchi produced the Akari range, an elegant collection of paper lamps inspired by classic East Asian forms and mid-century styles. The name 'Akari' is the Japanese term for brightness and lightness, both of which are reflected in this delicate shoji-paper design. Handcrafted from traditional Japanese shoji paper, this complexly formed pendant is part of the Akari collection of mid-century lighting by Isamu Noguchi.<p> Designed in 1951, the sculptural form of this light is created by wrapping durable yet thin rolls of paper around a sculpted wire frame.<p> The use of shoji paper allows light to gently pour through the surface, providing a soft glow to the room. 00https://www.heals.com/media/catalog/product/2/1/213013_1.jpghttps://www.heals.com/media/catalog/product/_/a/_a_k_akari-120a-pendant-10x10.jpghttps://www.heals.com/media/catalog/product/_/a/_a_k_akari-120a-pendant-lifestyles-10x10.jpghttps://www.heals.com/media/catalog/product/_/2/_2_1_213013_6_1.jpghttps://www.heals.com/media/catalog/product/_/a/_a_k_akari-120a-pendant-lifestyles-14x10.jpgadd-to-cartbrand:Vitradesigner:Isamu Noguchiheals_colour:Creamprice:2449.000000range:AkariVitraIsamu NoguchiCream2449.000000AkariNoCreamPaperNoNoNoNoNo5051407213017Isamu NoguchiParcelNo