Akari Light Sculpture – 3XVitra –
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. Each luminaire is meticulously crafted by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional family-run company based in Gifu, Japan.
Lampshades: washi paper, some partially painted. Some models with end pieces in wood/bamboo.
Structure: bamboo/steel wire.
Legs: painted steel wire.
H: 38 cm W: 23 cm D: 23 cm
Light source not included.