Akari UF4-L6


Size: L 35 x H 190 cm

Créée en 1986, la colonne Akari UF4-L6  est une des toutes dernières lampes conçues par Isamu Noguchi avant sa disparition en 1988.

Cette lampe est l’assemblage de la colonne L6 et d’un piétement UF (faisant référence à la silhouette d’un vaisseau spatial UFO).

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

Considered icons of 20th century modern design, they were designed by Isamu Noguchi from 1952.

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".

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.


Size: L 35 x H 190 cm

Material: Washi paper, bamboo ribbing, metal frame

Designed in: 1986

Further information: La colonne sur pieds AKARI UF4-L6 est livrée avec un montage électrique aux normes européennes – Douille E27.

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