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Vitra - Akari 13A floor lamp

$856.30 VAT free, plus shipping *
Due in stock (estimated): 2024-02-19
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Floor lamp made of bamboo and washi paper

The Akari 13A floor lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Vitra is a simple and timeless lamp. Made of bamboo and washi paper, the lamp gets its very own Far Eastern style. The white, robust paper softens the light and spreads it gently and evenly. The luminaire becomes an eye-catcher in any room and, thanks to its simple design, adapts perfectly to any ambience.

Isamu Noguchi has designed more than 100 Akari lamps since 1951. The impetus for the design luminaires came from a visit to Japan.

Akari Light Sculptures Series

The Akari Light Sculpture series consists of pendant, table, floor and ceiling luminaires. The lamps have different shapes, are sometimes simple, sometimes experimental.

"The light of an Akari shines like the light of the sun that is filtered through a Shoji paper. The magic of paper transforms the cool electricity back into the eternal light of the sun. So that their warmth can continue to fill our rooms at night." Isamu Noguchi



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Item no.165432
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Illuminant includedNo
  • Umbrella
  • Japan paper
  • Structure
  • Bamboo
  • Structure
  • Steel wire
DimensionsHeight: 136 cm, Depth: 49 cm, Length: 49 cm
Weight2 kg (without packaging)
Power plug typePlug 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!
Deliverynot assembled
DesignIsamu Noguchi
Please noteInformation on disposal
CategoryFloor lamps
Accessories and spare parts 
Video about the product 

YouTube video for the production of an Akari lamp by 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 wooden construction model and cut to fit exactly.