Akari table lamp

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Posted on Mon Apr 30 2018

Lamps from the Akari "light" series have been represented in the Museum's design collection since the 1950s, when electrified versions of the traditional Japanese lantern were designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi to revive Japan's paper lantern industry. MoMA has a long and storied history with Japan, featuring over 1,000 works in the collection by Japanese artists and designers including objects, tea-related items, textiles, furniture design, films, painting, and sculpture. Like its ancestors, the Akari Beehive Table Lamp (also known as the Akari Table Lamp Model 1N) has a delicate, slightly asymmetric design and is made from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame. This genuine Akari lamp features a stamped symbol and the designer's signature. Accommodates up to 60-watt bulb (not included). -Isamu Noguchi -15" high x 9" deep x 15" high -Materials: washi paper, bamboo, metal -Designed 1950 -use on table or floor -PERFECT condition

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