The Akari Light Sculptures (1951) by Isamu Noguchi are a series of luminaires, handcrafted from traditional washi paper by Japanese artisans. ‘The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun.’ (Noguchi)
• Lampshades: washi paper, some partially painted. Some models with end pieces in wood/bamboo.
• Structure: bamboo/steel wire.
• Legs: painted steel wire.