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Vitra - Akari 3a floor lamp

$562.18 VAT free, plus shipping *
Due in stock (estimated): 2023-12-11
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Lamp made of paper and bamboo

The Akari 3A floor lamp is part of the Akari Light Sculptures designed in 1951 by the American-Japanese artist and designer Isamu Noguchi. He chose the word "akari", the Japanese expression for brightness and light, which also means lightness.

The idea for the design came from a visit to the small fishing village of Gifu, where Noguchi observed fishermen at work. They use not only trained cormorants for hunting, but also lanterns to attract fish. These lanterns had bamboo ribs covered with fine paper.

The 3A floor lamp is the designer's paper of the mulberry tree, because it distributes the light softly, gently and evenly.

Cosy light

The spherical shape of the luminaire is enthroned on three feet of painted steel wire, which provides a certain lightness. Details of wood and bamboo set additional accents and ensure a harmonious mix of materials. At a height of 560 cm, the luminaire can be placed either on a side table or on the floor.

The Akari 3A floor lamp brings warmth, cosiness and style to every living room with its gentle light distribution and extraordinary design.



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Item no.135732
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Illuminant includedNo
  • Umbrella
  • Japan paper
  • Structure
  • Bamboo
  • Structure
  • Steel wire
DimensionsHeight: 56 cm, Diameter: 28 cm
Weight600 g (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!
DesignIsamu Noguchi
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Vitra - Akari - Instructions for use

Vitra - Akari - Product data sheet

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.