Isamu Noguchi 'Akari' floor light sculpture model no. UF33N from the 1990's
Manufactured by Ozeki and Co. Ltd USA/Japan - Signed along edge
About the Design
Noguchi began to design the Akari light sculptures in 1951 after his his visit to Gifu, a town known for its manufacturing of paper parasols and lanterns from mulberry bark and bamboo. He chose the name 'akari' for these sculptures which means both illumination and lightness in Japanese. The lanterns are collapsible, a traditional feature Noguchi insisted in keeping.
Each light sculpture is crafter by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional family-run company based in Gifu. The symbol located on the edge of the luminaire guarantees authenticity of each product.
Dimensions: 74.75"H x 18.5"Diam
Materials: Washi paper, bamboo, enameled steel base
Plug: US Type A
Max Watt: 12W
Condition: Good Vintage Condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
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