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The Akari 9AD lamp is one of the Akari Light Sculptures which Isamu Noguchi designed for the manufacturer Vitra. The luminaries are available in various shapes and sizes, are all handmade from shoji paper and provide soft light in any space.

Details

Product type Table lamp
Dimensions

Dimensions in mm
Material Shoji paper
Structure: bamboo/steel wire
Function & properties Fitting E27, 40 W
This Vitra lamp is compatible with bulbs of the energy classes: A++, A+, A, B, C, D, E.


Assembly Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 3,8 MB).
Production
Delivery includes Power supply cable supplied, light bulb not included in delivery
Care Protruding fibres (lint) are always possible and are normal. The lamp can be dusted with a feather duster. Never expose the lamp to oil or grease vapours as these can stain.
Certificates & Sustainability Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Warranty 24 months
Product family Akari Collection
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 0,5 MB).

Design Story

The Vitra Akari 9AD table lamp belongs to the Akari Light Sculptures series created in 1951 by the Japanese-American artist and designer Isamu Noguchi: and which today forms a central part of the portfolio of the Swiss manufacturer Vitra. The product family consists of over 100 different ceiling lamps, hanging lamps, floor lamps and table lamps, all of which were hand-made in Japan according to traditional production methods from shoji paper. Constructed from a supporting frame crafted from ribs of bamboo and occasionally featuring patterns on the shade the Vitra Akari Light Sculptures impress through their multi-faceted, sculptural forms which bring themselves in a very reserved accent to any room. Excellent suppliers of ambient light by themselves, in combination with other models the Vitra luminaries provide for very poetic installations and a unique ambience. Since 1957 Vitra has worked closely with well-known designers, starting with the likes of Charles and Ray Eames or George Nelson, and from this base has developed over the years, and in collaboration with progressive, contemporary designers a wide ranging portfolio of domestic furniture, office furniture and lighting.

Designer Isamu Noguchi with his Akari Light Sculptures

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