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Akari 3AD

Screen-printed with a pattern of red and black drops, the Akari 3AD lamp is a variation on the Akari 3Aproduced during the first year of collaboration between the Japanese studio Ozeki and Isamu Noguchi in 1952.

This table lamp's size is: L 25 x H 43 cm.

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 25 x H 43 cm
  • Material: Screen-printed washi paper, bamboo ribbing and structure, metal frame.
  • Designed in: 1952
  • Further information: AKARI 3AD 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".

La collection de luminaires AKARI, dessinée par Isamu Noguchi à partir de 1952, est le fruit d’un véritable travail artisanal perpétué depuis le VIIe siècle. Fabriquée artisanalement au Japon, dans le même atelier depuis les années 50, la collection AKARI est réalisée à la main en papier Washi, fabriqué de manière traditionnelle à partir de l’écorce interne du mûrier.

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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