...Isamu Noguchi's most popularly known work is inarguably his Akari lamps, yet before Akari there came a lamp which in many regards exists more in context of the man and his art than its more famous relations... In addition, and without any evidence beyond a gut feeling, the fact that the first Akari were offered for sale in America in 1953 may have left the much simpler Model 9 lookin
|Product type||Floor lamp|
Dimensions in mm
Cable length: 3 m
Structure: bamboo/steel wire
Feet: painted steel wire
|Function & properties||Fitting E27, 25-40 W
With foot switch
This Vitra lamp is compatible with bulbs of the energy classes: A++ - E
|Assembly||Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 3,8 MB).
|Delivery includes||With electrification set including supply line, canopy and illuminant (energy class A++)|
|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)
|Product family||Akari Collection
|Datasheet||Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,4 MB).
The Akari Light Sculptures series was designed in 1951 by the Japanese-American artist and designer Isamu Noguchi; and 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.