Vitra Akari 1AY Table Lamp
VITRA Akari 1AY Table Lamp
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Vitra Akari 1AY Table Lamp

Vitra Akari 1AY Table Lamp

£335.00
The Akari 1AY Table Lamp was designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1951. This handcrafted, Japanese inspired light has a stunning mid-century feel, whilst retaining an unusual silhouette. Made from washi paper and bamboo ribbing, the lamp is supported with a metal frame.
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Specification
  • Designers : Isamu Noguchi
  • Year of Design : 1951
  • Material :
    Lamp shade: Washi paper
    Structure: Bamboo and metal frame
    Legs: Painted steel wire 
  • Dimensions : H: 43cm; W: 25cm; D: 25cm
  • Bulb : 1 x MAX 40W (excluded)
  • Made in Japan
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Description

The Akari 1AY Table Lamp designed by Isamu Noguchi from Vitra was first designed in 1951 as part of the Akari Light Sculptures collection, a group of handcrafted lights named after the Japanese word "akari" which means "light". 

The Akari 1AY Table Lamp represents therefore both illumination and physical lightness, with the combination of its design and the way the light filters through the lightweight paper form. The Akari 1AY Table Lamp is created from coloured washi paper and bamboo ribbing and is supported by a metal frame. 


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Brand Vitra
Designer Isamu Noguchi
Year of Design 1951
Dimensions H: 43cm; W: 25cm; D: 25cm
Warranty

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IP Rating IP20
Bulb Specification 1 x MAX 40W (excluded)
Designed by

Isamu Noguchi

Los Angeles born, Isamu Noguchi continues to be one of the most celebrated sculptors of the twentieth century. He travelled a lot throughout his lifetime and this was a huge inspiration that can be found in his work through his experimentation of materials that he had seen widely used in different cultures around the world. His work did not gain public recognition until 1938 when he was commissioned to complete a large-scale sculpture symbolizing the freedom of the press, for the Associated Press building in the Rockefeller Centre. Noguchi seized this chance as it allowed him to fuse his passion for sculpture with his love of sharing its beauty with the world. His favourite piece was the Noguchi Coffee Table produced by Vitra - now a firm design classic.

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