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Pair of Isamu Noguchi BB1-30DD Akari table lamps - Béton Brut
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Pair of Isamu Noguchi BB1-30DD Akari table lamps


Japan, 1956


Pair £15,000 + VAT

This pair of model BB1-30DD table lamps are a rare variation of Isamu Noguchi’s vast catalogue of Akari lamps. Noguchi (1904–1988) was an artist, sculptor, furniture designer, ceramicist, theatre designer and landscape architect. In 1951, he began designing Akari Light Sculptures to reinvigorate the flailing craft of Gifu lantern-making at Ozeki & Co. 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.”

The ‘BB’ of the model refers to the sought-after bamboo stem, which is supported by a metal structure. The washi paper shade is made from mulberry tree bark stretched over a bamboo frame, while the base is lacquered metal. A pull chain operates this rare model.

Recently rewired and PAT tested to UK standards.

H63 W28 D28cm

K202E

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