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Akari YA2

by Isamu Noguchi, 1951 — 389,00 €
Vitra Akari YA2

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389,00 € *
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The Akari YA2 table lamp with the extraordinary lampshade is manufactured today by Vitra. It belongs to the Akari Light Sculptures collection, which was designed in 1951 by Isamu Noguchi. All Akari lights are handmade from Washi paper and provide a pleasant ambience with pleasant light.

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.


Product type Table lamp

Dimensions in mm
Cable: 135 cm
Material Shade: Washi paper
Structure: Bamboo/steel wire
Legs: Steel wire, painted
Function & Properties E27 fitting, max. 12 W
Delivery includes Power supply set, inclusive light bulb (energy class A++) included in delivery
Assembly Click for more information (ca. 0,8 MB).
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. 0,4 MB).

Design Story

The Vitra Akari YA2 table lamp belongs to the Akari Light Sculptures collection, designed by the American-Japanese designer Isamu Noguchi in 1951. Noguchi found inspiration during a trip to Japan in the city of Gifu, which is known for making paper umbrellas and lanterns. Since then, more than 100 Akari table lamps, floor lamps and suspension lamps have been produced, in which the sculptural style of Noguchi is repeatedly expressed. The unique Vitra paper luminaires are traditionally hand-crafted from Washi paper and exude a pleasantly soft light and restrained lightness. Since 2002, Vitra has been working closely with the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, the manufacturer of the Akari lights. The signum in the form of sun and moon on each original Akari lamp guarantees its authenticity and uniqueness.

The sculptural Akari YA2 by Isamu Noguchi

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