Akari Model 1AD Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi

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Akari Model 1AD Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi

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Akari model 1AD light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribs with Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi in the 1950s, this vintage example is from a later production run that was still largely handmade by Ozeki, the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan.

CREATOR: Isamu Noguchi (Designer), Akari (Maker)

OF THE PERIOD: Mid-Century Modern

PLACE OF ORIGIN: Japan

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: circa 2000s

PERIOD: 1950-1959

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Metal, Bamboo, Paper

CONDITION: Excellent. Excellent. Single socket 40 watt max standard incandescent bulb (higher with LED). Wear consistent with age and use.

DIMENSIONS: H 17 in. x D 10 in. x W 10 in.

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