Akari

The sculptural lamp appears original yet traditional. The modern light source lights up the traditional craftsmanship and highlights the lamp’s natural shape. The Akari lamps can neither be defined as functional products nor as art, instead lying somewhere in the middle. When the light shines through the delicate paper, it bathes the room in a warm and comfortable glow that lends the surroundings a sense of inviting calm. In other words, the lamps don’t just add light to the room, they bring a relaxing atmosphere to any style of interior design.
Akari 75D Pendant - Vitra
RRP EUR 1,053.00
In stock now
Akari 33N Pendant - Vitra
RRP EUR 1,084.00
In stock now
Akari 75A Pendant - Vitra
RRP EUR 1,301.00
In stock now
Akari 26A Pendant - Vitra
Expected in stock: 23-05-2024
Akari 1A Table Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 10-05-2024
Akari E Pendant - Vitra
Expected in stock: 09-07-2024
Akari UF4-L10 Floor Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 150 - 180 days
Akari BB3-33S Floor Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 150 - 180 days
Akari 120A Pendant - Vitra
Expected in stock: 14-08-2024
Akari 45A Pendant - Vitra
Expected in stock: 30-05-2024
Akari 25N Floor Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 150 - 180 days
Akari 24N Table Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 19-07-2024
Akari 3X Table Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 10-05-2024
Akari 1AY Table Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 08-05-2024
Akari 9AD Table Lamp - Vitra
RRP EUR 743.00
Expected in stock: 16-05-2024
Akari 16A Pendant - Vitra
Expected in stock: 03-07-2024
Akari 20N Table Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 03-07-2024
Akari 21A Pendant - Vitra
Expected in stock: 14-08-2024
Akari 55A Pendant - Vitra
RRP EUR 474.00
Expected in stock: 08-05-2024
Akari 7A Table Lamp - Vitra
RRP EUR 712.00
Expected in stock: 17-05-2024
Akari UF4-L8 Floor Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 150 - 180 days
Akari UF4-33N Floor Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 150 - 180 days
Akari 55D Pendant - Vitra
RRP EUR 423.00
Expected in stock: 150 - 180 days
Akari 9A Table Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 150 - 180 days
Akari 70EN Pendant - Vitra
Expected in stock: 15-05-2024
Akari 1N Table Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 10-05-2024
Akari YA2 Table Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 150 - 180 days
Akari 3AD Table Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 150 - 180 days
Akari 15A Pendant - Vitra
Expected in stock: 24-05-2024
Akari 45X Pendant - Vitra
Expected in stock: 14-08-2024
Akari 14A Floor Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 150 - 180 days
Akari UF3-Q Floor Lamp - Vitra
Expected in stock: 25-05-2024
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Akari 10A

Optimize your lighting with Akari 10A, an iconic lamp from visionary artist and designer Isamu Noguchi's handmade paper lamp collection. With its simple yet refined design, the Akari 10A brings a subtle elegance to any room.

Created using traditional Japanese craft techniques and made from rice paper, wood and bamboo, the Akari 10A exudes artistic finesse. Its soft and diffused light creates a pleasant atmosphere, perfect for both domestic and professional spaces.

The number "10A" marks this model within the famous Akari series and represents a unique combination of Noguchi's creative vision and craftsmanship. Discover the art of lighting with the Akari 10A and add a touch of timeless beauty to your decor. Buy now to enjoy a unique piece of art that not only illuminates but also enriches your surroundings with aesthetics and charm.

Akari 1A


Discover the subtle beauty of Akari 1A, a brilliant representation of Isamu Noguchi's unique design heritage. As part of the iconic Akari series, Akari 1A offers a unique combination of Japanese craftsmanship and modernity.

With its elegant paper, wood and bamboo construction, Akari 1A creates a warm and diffused light that transforms any room into a welcoming environment. A work of art in itself, this handmade lamp exudes a timeless simplicity that perfectly suits both modern and classic interior design styles.

The number "1A" identifies this specific model in the Akari series and it proudly carries Noguchi's design vision. Enrich your home or workspace with sublime lighting and aesthetics by investing in Akari 1A. Buy now to experience the fusion of function and beauty in this one-of-a-kind lamp that sets the standard for elegant and modern design.

Genuine Japanese rice paper lamps with a modern twist


In 1951, the Japanese-American artist and designer began designing light sculptures that were named 'Araki', which means "light" in Japanese. Noguchi emphasized that his art should have both practical and social functions. On a trip to Japan, he visited Gifu - a city known for the manufacture of lanterns and paper umbrellas - where he drew the first sketches for the Akari light sculptures. Within the following years, he created more than 100 models of pendant, table, floor and ceiling lamps in sizes from 24 to 290 centimeters.

Ever since Isamu Noguchi first designed the Akari Light Sculptures, they have been handmade at the Ozeki workshop in Gifu, Japan. It takes about 6 hours to produce one lamp and it's all done by the best Japanese craftsmen in the business. The transverse bamboo poles are stretched into molds that determine the shape of the lamp. Then the paper is carefully glued to the wooden skeleton - one piece at a time to ensure a perfect fit. Once the glue has dried, the mold is removed and the shade can now be folded and shipped or stored in flat boxes.

Japanese-American artist and designer Isamu Noguchi began designing light sculptures in 1951. He created more than 100 handmade Shoji paper models that included table lamps, floor lamps and floor lamps. The series was named 'Araki', which means 'light' in Japanese. Today, the entire range consists of more than 40 different lights that combine Japanese and Scandinavian design with a timeless and minimalist expression.

The lights come in different sizes and shapes - some in their pure form and others with graphic illustrations. Common to the Akari lamps is the robust material Shoji paper, which dims the light and hides the light source while allowing a pleasant and even light to spread throughout the environment.
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