Akari 95EN

LARGE CEILING LAMP 

Size: L 95 x H 40 cm

Created in 1971, the AKARI 95EN suspension, with a diameter of 95cm, is the largest ellipse of the 50EN, 70EN and 95EN series, models with a wide and irregular bamboo wire structure.

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 95 x H 40 cm
  • Designed in: 1971
  • Material: Washi paper, bamboo ribbing, metal frame
  • Further information: The AKARI 95EN lamp is delivered with no electrical wire kit.

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

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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