VITRA Akari 26A Pendant Ø45

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The Vitra Akari lamps are handcrafted from bamboo ribs and slightly translucent washi paper made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree.

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VITRA Akari 26A Pendant Ø45

Akari 26A pendant lamp Ø45.

This enchanting Akari Light Sculptures by Vitra  is sculptor Isamu Noguchi's modern interpretation of the Japanese paper lanterns.

The first fixtures were designed in 1951, while Noguchi stayed in Gifu, Japan, drawing inspiration from the traditional lanterns used by local fishermen for night fishing on the Nagara River. Today, the iconic collection consists of more than a hundred lightweight table, floor and pendant lamps in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes.

The Akari lamps are handcrafted from ribbed bamboo and translucent washi paper made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree. Isamu Noguchi has compared Akari's light to sunlight filtered through traditional sh shji paper doors - the light sculptures create a warm glow and a pleasant atmosphere.

A quote from Noguchi: "All you need to start a house is a room, a tatami and Akari."

Material: Washi paper, bamboo, steel wire
Color: Off-white
Dimensions: Ø45 cm Height 25 cm.
Fitting: E27
Light source: Max 12W, 4W LED this is included
Energy label: A++ - E
Cord length: 220 cm
Weight: 0.9 kg / 2 year warranty.

The lamp may have protruding fibers (fluff). The lamp can be dusted with a feather duster. The lamp must not be exposed to oil and grease vapors, as this can cause stains. and it is for indoor use only.

The designer:

Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) was a Japanese-American artist and landscape architect best known for his sculptures and furniture, such as the iconic Noguchi table. Isamu, the son of Japanese poet Yone Noguchi and American writer Leonie Gilmour, was born in Los Angeles, lived in Japan as a youth, and attended Columbia University and Leonardo da Vinci Art School in New York. In 1927 he founded his first studio and received the Guggenheim Fellowship. Noguchi also spent long periods traveling and studying in Asia, studying brush painting in China and pottery in Japan.

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