This iconic Akari Paper Lantern Light Sculpture blends traditional Japanese handicraft with modernist style. Handmade of washi paper and bamboo ribbing that is supported by a metal frame and a tripod base, the Akari Paper Lantern Light Sculpture lends personality to any room, whether it serves as office lighting or as a table lamp in your home. Light Sculptures from the Akari "light" series have been represented in the Museum's design collection since the 1950s. A multifaceted artist and designer, Isamu Noguchi was first inspired to create his Akari Light Sculpture series after a trip to Gifu, Japan, during which he noticed lanterns illuminating night fishing along the Nagara River. 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. This genuine Akari Light Sculpture features a stamped symbol and the designer's signature. Requires one 40-watt bulb (not included). Simple assembly required.