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Akari UF4-L6


Size: L 35 x H 190 cm

Created in 1986, the UF4-L6 column is one of the last lamps designed by Isamu Noguchi before his passing in 1988.

This lamp is a combination of the L6 column with a UF leg (referring to the silhouette of a UFO spaceship)

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.

  • Size: L 35 x H 190 cm
  • Material: Washi paper, bamboo ribbing, metal frame
  • Designed in: 1986
  • Further information: The AKARI UF4-L6 column floor lamp is sold with an electrical wire kit and Type C EU plug (French standard) - E 27 socket.


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.


Availability: In stock

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