Akari 10A


AKARI, which means light in Japanese, diffuses a soft and solar light.

Designed in 1952, the AKARI 10A floor lamp is the most iconic silhouette of the A series, the first designed by Isamu Noguchi in the 1950s

These tripod lights differ from the other AKARI lights by their structure: two bamboo rings hold the washi paper on both sides, for a more traditional design.

As Isamu Noguchi liked to say: "all that you require to start a home are a room, a tatami, and Akari". 10A is sold with an electrical wire kit and Type C EU plug (French standard)

Isamu Noguchi's Akari light sculptures are considered icons of 20th century modern design. Designed by Noguchi from 1952 and handmade for half a century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, these paper lanterns are the perfect combination of Japanese craftsmanship and modernist forms.

The lamps are made from washi paper glued to a bamboo wire ribbing, supported by a thin metal frame.



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Isamu Noguchi liked to say that "to create a home, all you need is a room, a tatami mat and an AKARI".

The AKARI collection, designed by Isamu Noguchi from 1951, is the result of true craftsmanship perpetuated since the 7th century.

Each Akari is handcrafted, beginning with the making of washi paper from the inner bark of the mulberry tree. The paper is then glued and shaped on a supple frame of Higo bamboo ribbing, creating a delicate but powerful lighting sculpture.

The soft and warm glow of light casting through the paper transforms “the harshness of electricity back to the light of our origins – the sun – so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night” as explained by Noguchi himself.


Size: L 53 x H 123 cm

Material: Washi paper, bamboo ribbing and structure, metal frame.

Designed in: 1952

Further information La lampe AKARI 10A est livrée avec un montage électrique aux normes européennes, douille E27.

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