The Vitra pendant range includes the Akari pendants, designed by the artistic Isamu Noguchi. The pendants are clearly inspired by the round rice paper lamp we know and love, but with an elegant and modern design that appeals even more to the trends of our time. Focusing on each individual detail, the lamps are created by hand, and the process takes about six hours from start to finish.
The traditional rice paper lamp has once again found its way into modern décor – and for good reason. On top of creating a dreamy expression, the lamp has a soft and calm light that contributes to the relaxing atmosphere. Find the traditional round rice paper lamp, where the solid paper breaks up the electric light to create a warm glow reminiscent of the sun. Alternatively, find the sculptural and modern reinterpretation that hearkens back to Japanese rice paper lantern traditions.