Akari 1A


Size: L 26 x H 43 cm

Created in 1952, the Akari 1A lamp is the very first model designed by Isamu Noguchi.

A design icon since its creation, this tripod luminaire with an organic and timeless shape adapts to all styles, whether placed on the floor or on a piece of furniture.



  • Size: L 26 x H 43 cm
  • Material: Washi paper, bamboo ribbing and structure, metal frame.
  • Designed in: 1952
  • Further information: Akari 1A is sold with an electrical wire kit and Type C EU plug (French standard) - E27 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".

Akari is a Japanese term meaning clarity and light as well as suggesting the notion of lightness.

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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