Akari 10D

Designed in 1952, the AKARI 10D floor lamp is the most iconic silhouette of the first series 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.

An iconic silhouette in the AKARI collection, the 10D lamp modernises the traditional Japanese lanterns that inspired it.

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.

  • Size: L 53 x H 123 cm
  • Material: Washi paper, bamboo ribbing and structure, metal frame.
  • Designed in: 1952
  • Further information : The AKARI 10D is sold with an electrical wire kit and Type C EU plug (French standard) - E 27 socket.

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

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.


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