Akari Light Sculpture - Akari 1AS
Designer: Isamu Noguchi
Materials: Handmade washi paper, bamboo ribbing, metal frame
Dimensions: 10" length, 17" height
Year of Design: 1951
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for a half century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form.