Back to the top
Soft Modular Sofa Rise Table Cork Family Guéridon Bas Wooden Dolls Mother Fish & Child Colour Block Blanket Akari 10A (no lamp in front)_web_16-9
Eames Elephant (Plywood) Soft Modular Sofa Cork Family Akari 10A Guéridon Bas_web_16-9
Please click the respective thumbnail for a larger view.
DWG2D DWG, 30.69KBDownload
DXF2D DXF, 5.74KBDownload
3DS3D 3DS, 6.62KBDownload
DWG3D DWG, 265.96KBDownload
DAEDAE, 14.76KBDownload
DXF3D DXF, 277.35KBDownload
FBXFBX, 379.80KBDownload
OBJOBJ, 1.46MBDownload
SKPSKP, 392.86KBDownload
Product family
Akari Light Sculptures
In 1951 the Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi began to design the Akari Light Sculptures, a group of works handcrafted out of washi paper that eventually comprised over 100 luminaires – table, floor and ceiling lamps. He chose the name 'akari' for these objects, a word that means 'light' in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness. 'The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth…
Learn more
This product was designed by
Isamu Noguchi
The oeuvre of Japanese-American artist and designer Isamu Noguchi is unusually multi-faceted, ranging from the fine arts to industrial design. Since 2002, Vitra has produced re-editions of his designs in cooperation with the Isamu Noguchi Foundation in New York.
Learn more