Vitra Akari 9A Floor Lamp
The 9A Floor 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.
- Designers : Isamu Noguchi
- Year of Design : 1951
- Material : Lamp shade: Shoji Paper
Structure: Bamboo and metal frame
Legs: Painted steel wire
- Includes ceiling cap and textile cord.
- Light source : 4W LED, E27.
- Dimensions : H 70cm x W 44cm x D 44cm
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The Akari Light Sculptures (1951) by Isamu Noguchi are a series of luminaires, handcrafted from traditional shoji paper by Japanese artisans. ‘The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun.’ (Noguchi)
The Akari series is inspired by the Japanese word for 'Light'
The Akari 9A Floor 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 9A Floor Lamp is created from washi paper and bamboo ribbing and is supported by a metal frame.
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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