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Akari 20N, 1951

Designed by Isamu Noguchi
Manufactured by Vitra
Product code: VIT-20157401


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Akari 20N lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Vitra.

In 1951, American/Japanese artist and designer Isamu Noguchi started to design the Akari Light Sculptures, a total of over 100 hand-made Shoji-paper models for table lights, standard lamps or ceiling luminaires. For the name of this lighting series he chose the word "akari", the Japanese terms for brightness and light, and also lightness.

The Akari 20N lamp is made with handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame. The lamps are handcrafted in the family-run Ozeki workshop based in Gifu, Japan.

42w x 42d x 63cmh

Herman Miller have the sole license for the Isamu Noguchi collection in the U.S. and Far East. Therefore the export of these products from the UK to the U.S. is not possible. For more information please contact Herman Miller.

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