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"The light of Akari is like the light of the sun filtered through the paper of shoji. The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin - the sun - so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night." (Isamu Noguchi)
In 1951, American/Japanese artist and designer Isamu Noguchi started to design the Akari Light Sculptures, a total of over 100 hand-made Shoji-paper models for table lights, standard lamps or ceiling luminaires. For the name of this lighting series he chose the word "akari", the Japanese terms for brightness and light, and also lightness. Collection Vitra Design Museum.
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05 Articles about Vitra and Isamu Noguchi
Twelve Milan stories
Milan in the days of the Salone and Fuori Salone – is a hodgepodge of impressions, encounters and cameo stories. In terms of form and content, they are as different as, say, people, furniture, brands, and markets.› To the article
Like Swiss cheese: Celebrating the revival of the Landi chair!
This veritable design classic has the Swiss National Exhibition to thank for its name. Now Vitra is reissuing Hans Coray’s “Landi” chair from 1938.› To the article
Simple and smart – perfect working from home
Working from home – a convenient alternative in today’s networked age. Working at the dinner table or cram heavy-duty desks is not necessary – considering the abundance of small, delicate, readily movable and well-designed alternatives. We present the best choices.› To the article