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Vitra - Akari bb3-55dd floor lamp

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Floor lamp with paper shade

The Akari BB3-55DD von Vitra is a simple and timeless floor lamp that combines Japanese and Scandinavian influences. The lamp was designed by Isamu Noguchi. It is one of a whole range of lamps that the designer created as early as the middle of the 20. Century. With its minimalist design, the luminaire blends well into modern living spaces and provides a pleasant light.

Made of fine Shoji paper

The lamps of the Akari series of Vitra convince by different forms. They are sometimes simple, sometimes experimental. What they have in common is that they are all made of fine Shoji paper. The white, robust paper mutes the light and spreads it both gently and evenly. Akari is the Japanese word for brightness and light, which also includes lightness.

"The magic of paper transforms the cool electricity back into the eternal light of the sun." Isamu Noguchi



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Item no.167410
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Illuminant includedNo
  • Umbrella
  • Japan paper
  • Structure
  • Bamboo
  • Structure
  • Steel wire
DimensionsHeight: 185 cm, Diameter: 53 cm
Weight4.95 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!
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.