Very rare old-stock (never been used) Akari floor lamp or light sculpture with hand-painted washi paper shade by Isamu Noguchi ...
moreVery rare old-stock (never been used) Akari floor lamp or light sculpture with hand-painted washi paper shade by Isamu Noguchi. This is an early Akari piece from circa 1951. Comprised of washi paper, bamboo, painted metal and bakelite. Shade stamped with Akari symbol and produced by Ozeki Company, Japan.
Noguchi's Akari pieces were produced by the traditional Gifu methods of construction seen in his travels and inspired by the lanterns illuminating night fishing on the Nagara River in Japan. The hand-painted scene on this rare work is reflective of Noguchi's Japanese inspiration.
Excellent original condition and includes original Akari box. Shade has small holes from being folded for so long, which are consistent with age and storage and do not detract from the overall look.
Two floor lamps available (identical). Listing is for one. Please contact email@example.com for additional information if you are interested in purchasing as a pair. less
21.0ʺW × 21.0ʺD × 50.0ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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