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Akari 24N / 25N

by Isamu Noguchi, 1951 — from 495,00 €
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The Akari 24N/25N lamps are part the famous Akari Light Sculpture collection the designer Isamu Noguchi created in 1951 and which are today manufactured for Vitra. Realised with the intention of developing modern Japanese paper lights, the filigree lights are characteristic crafted from Shoji paper and ensure harmonious ambient light while their individual forms ensure that they are addition to any room whether off or on.

Details

Product type Floor lamp
Dimensions

Dimensions in mm
Cable length: 135 cm (24N) / 300 cm (25N)
Material Shoji paper
Structure: bamboo/steel wire
Feet: painted steel wire
Function & Properties With cord on/off switch (24N) or foot switch (25N)
200-240 V
4 W LED included, E27 socket, max. 12 W
Delivery includes Electrification set and light bulb included (4 W LED)
Assembly Click for more information (ca. 0,7 MB).

Manufacturing
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

Popular versions

Akari 24N / 25N, 58 x 40 cm (24N)
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Akari 24N / 25N, 117 x 83 cm (25N)
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Design Story

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.

Vitra Akari 24N lamp

Designer Isamu Noguchi with his Akari lamps

Akari 25N with Eames House Bird, Pyramid Table 01 Standard chair, all from Vitra

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