Akari Model XP1 Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi

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Akari Model XP1 Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi


Akari Model XP1 Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. Executed in handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame with Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp.

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 Ozeki, the original manufacturer, in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form.

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CREATOR: Isamu Noguchi (Designer), Ozeki (Manufacturer)

PRODUCTION TYPE: Authorized Re-Edition

PRODUCTION TIME: In stock and ready to ship

OF THE PERIOD: Mid-Century Modern


DATE OF MANUFACTURE: current production

PERIOD: 21st Century

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Bamboo, Cast Iron, Washi Paper

CONDITION: Excellent. Single 40 watt max e27 socket, black cord.

DIMENSIONS: 15 in. H x 9 in. D

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Akari©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / ARS. Photo by Kevin Noble. 

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