Paper lamp


Akari light sculptures (1951), Isamu Noguchi

Gifu lanterns are a special product of the city of Gifu, Japan, and labeled as one of Gifu’s traditional crafts. Inspired by these traditional lanterns, artist Isamu Noguchi, designed a series of light sculptures in 1951, which he named Akari, meaning light in Japanese. Initially handcrafted out of shoji paper, the Akari light sculptures are now part of the Vitra Collection. The group of works comprises table, floor and ceiling lamps.

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