Please note: If your desired Akari lamp is not currently in stock, we are unfortunately unable to tell you a specific delivery time. Due to the difficult circumstances on the world market regarding the procurement of raw materials and stagnating supply chains, as well as the fact that the Akari lamps are handmade in Japan by only a few specialists, waiting times of several months can unfortunately occur. If in doubt, please ask our friendly service team about availability before buying to avoid disappointment.
Dimensions in mm
Cable length: 135 cm (24N) / 300 cm (25N)
Structure: bamboo/steel wire
Feet: painted steel wire
|Function & Properties
|With cord on/off switch (24N) or foot switch (25N)
4 W LED included, E27 socket, max. 12 W
|Electrification set and light bulb included (4 W LED)
|Click for more information (ca. 0,7 MB).
|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)
The American-Japanese artist Isamu Noguchi was inspired for his famous Akari Light Sculptures, whose collection includes the Akari 24N/25N lights, by his trip to Japanese city of Gifu, known for the production of paper umbrellas and lanterns. He wanted to give the traditional craft a modern face and, based on his first draft in 1951, designed over 100 models of Akari table lamps, floor lamps and pendant lamps, which remain popular design classics. The Swiss manufacturer Vitra, well-known for their cooperations with designers as Charles & Ray Eames, Jean Prouvé or Alexander Girard, also distributes a selection of Noguchi's, and in doing so adheres to the original manufacturing process; which in context of the Akari consists of careful handwork and the characteristic Shoji paper. "Akari" is the Japanese expression for light and brightness, but also stands for the concept of lightness. The Akari lights fulfil these properties to the full, and fit easily into any contemporary interior and provide for cosy ambient light.