Isamu Noguchi for Ozeki Company 1951
Table or Floor Lamp/Handmade Light Sculpture
Handmade Washi [Mulberry Paper]/Bamboo/Metal/Cord
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for a half century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form.
The lamps are created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame.