Akari 33N Pendant Light

by Vitra

The Akari Light Sculptures (1951) by Isamu Noguchi are a series of luminaires, handcrafted from traditional washi paper by Japanese artisans.
£945 £803
Made to Order normally delivered in 12 - 13 weeks.
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Product Story

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 luminaire is meticulously crafted by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional family-run company based in Gifu.

  • The Akari Light Sculptures are marked with a stylised sun-and-moon logo, which also resembles the corresponding Japanese characters.

  • 'The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night.‘ - Isamu Noguchi

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Specifications

Dimensions

Height 160cm
Width 47cm
Depth 47cm
Flex Length 220cm

Materials & Information

Shade Material Washi Paper
Structure Material Bamboo/Steel Wire
Colour Cream
Flex Colour Black
Bulb Fitting E27
Bulb Included No
Max Wattage 12W
Dimmable No
IP Rating IP20
Installation Requires Electrician

Care & Buying Guide

  • Clean with a soft dry cloth only.

  • Always switch off the electricity before cleaning.

  • Do not use polishing agents, water or abrasive materials when cleaning.

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Designed By Isamu Noguchi

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.