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Vitra - Akari 10A Floor Lamp

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Asian Floor Lamp made of Shoji Paper

The Akari 10A Floor Lamp is part of the Akari light sculptures, designed in 1951 by the American Japanese artist and designer Isamu Noguchi. He chose the name ‘akari’ for these objects, a word that means ‘light’ in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness.

The inspiration for the design of his lights stem from a visit in the Japanese fishing village of Gifu, where Noguchi watched the fishermen at work. They do not only use trained cormorants for the hunt, but also lanterns to attract fish. These lanterns had ribs made of bamboo, which were covered with fine paper.

He took the design of this traditional lanterns for the occasion to create light sculptures made of wood and paper on his own. For the 10A Floor Lamp, the designer uses paper of the mulberry tree, because it softens the light, making it gentle and spreads it evenly.

”The light of Akari is like the light of the sun filtered through the paper of shoji. The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night” said Isamu Noguchi.

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The spherical shape of the luminaire body is perched on three feet in height and is made of painted steel, which ensures a certain lightness. Details made of wood and bamboo set additional accents, ensuring a harmonious mix of materials.

With the soft light distribution and exceptional design, the Akari 10A Floor Lamp brings warmth, comfort and style in any living room.

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Item no. 135733
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Colour Beige
Dimensions Height: 123 cm, Depth: 53 cm, Length: 53 cm
Weight 1.53 kg (without packaging)
Power plug type Plug Type C (CEE 7/16, Euro plug) - Used in: Europe, with the exception of the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta. Please check, if you need an adapter for your country!
Safety class II
Protection class IP 20
Voltage 230V/50Hz
This luminaire is compatible with bulbs of the energy classes A++ to E (Energy efficiency classes: from A++ (very efficient) to E (less efficient))
Illuminant included No
Base E27
Maximum power 20 Watt
EAN 4055737005817
Design Isamu Noguchi
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Category Floor Lamps
Accessories and spare parts
Video about the product
YouTube video about the production of an Akari lamp from Vitra  

YouTube video about the production of an Akari lamp from Vitra

The video shows the production of an Akari lampshade in real time. In concentrated manual work, the individual Shoji paper layers are applied to a construction model made of wood and precisely cut to size.

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