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Vitra - Akari 16a pendant luminaire

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Pendant lamp made of Shoji paper

The Akari 16A pendant luminaire from Vitra is part of the luminaire series designed by Isamu Noguchi, which is characterised by a light, quiet and typically Japanese design.
Like all lamps of the series, the Akari 16A pendant lamp is handmade from fine Shoji paper, through which the light shines softly and evenly. The designer was inspired by a visit to Japan.

Asymmetrical paper pendant luminaire

These traditional Japanese lanterns prompted Isamu Noguchi in 1951 to create a luminaire in a similar design, a luminaire that provides cosiness and lightness in the ambience. With its asymmetrical shape, the 16A pendant luminaire also sets natural accents and provides an unmistakable design above the dining table, in the hallway or in the bedroom.



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Item no.156654
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Illuminant includedNo
  • Umbrella
  • Japan paper
  • Structure
  • Bamboo
  • Structure
  • Steel wire
DimensionsHeight: 28 cm, Depth: 48 cm, Length: 52 cm
Weight1 kg (without packaging)
Deliverynot assembled
Maximum power75 Watt
Please noteInformation on disposal
CategoryPendant luminaires
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.