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Isamu Noguchi, Mod. 140XL, Ozeki & Company Ltd, Japan, C1970 | Béton Brut
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Isamu Noguchi ‘Akari’ Pendant Mod. 140XL


Ozeki & Company Ltd, Japan, C1970


£POA

Isamu Noguchi (1904 – 1988) was an artist, furniture designer, ceramicist, theatre designer and landscape architect. In 1951, he began designing Akari Light Sculptures – 100 of them – to reinvigorate the flailing craft of lantern making in Ozeki. Akari means ‘light’ in Japanese, suggesting luminous and weightless. Noguchi said of the series: “The harshness of electricity is… transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night.”

Akari lampshades were made by highly skilled craftspeople in the traditional way. A coiled wire frame is wrapped with hand cut paper glued to the frame. Each piece takes a considerable time to make.

Lantern has some age to it and is nicely marked with the artist’s logo, the sun and moon symbol.

H140 W37 D40

H213

This piece is currently on display at Paul Smith, Mayfair. All enquires to interiors@paulsmith.co.uk

Not available for hire. 

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