Akari BB3-33S

Akari BB3-33S
Stylepark-ID: 04.2051.00173
Categories: Interior lightingStanding lamps
Product description

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, light. Collection Vitra Design Museum.

"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)

Width 750 mm
Height 1700 mm
Diffuser/reflector shape organic
Material paper
Colors shades of beige
shades of brown
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Vitra, Switzerland

Isamu Noguchi

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