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
Structure: bamboo/steel wire
Feet: steel wire, painted
|Function & Properties
|E27 fitting, max. 40 W.
Cord on/off switch
|Supplied with electrification set including bulb (energy class A++)
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|The lamp shade can develop protruding fibers (lint). The lamp can be dusted with a feather duster. Never expose an Akari to oil and fat vapours.
|Certificates & Sustainability
|Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
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The Vitra Akari 9A lamp is part of the Akari Light Scuptures collection created by the American-Japanese designer Isamu Noguchi in 1951. Noguchi found inspiration during a trip to Japan and a visit to the city of Gifu, which is known for making paper umbrellas and lanterns. Since then, more than 100 Akari table, floor and pendant lamps have been created, and which are all still handmade from washi paper and via traditional processes in a family business in Japan. The innovative sculptural forms epitomise the artist and designer Noguchi, the materials suggest lightness and offer clever combinations. Since 2002 Vitra has been working in close coordination with the Isamu Noguchi Foundation as the manufacturer of the Akari lights. The signum in the form of sun and moon on every original Akari design lamp guarantees its authenticity and uniqueness. Popular designers such as Charles and Ray Eames and Verner Panton are also united under the Vitra label.