Akari Light Sculpture Model 55A
Designed by Isamu Noguchi, a multidisciplinary artist represented in MoMA’s collection, Akari Light Sculptures are luminous icons of midcentury modern lighting. Originally created by Noguchi to help modernize and revive Japan’s paper lantern industry, they’ve been handmade for a half century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan. The 55A model is a 20h x 22"diam. spherical pendant perfect for suspending over a dining or kitchen table. Harmonious blends of Japanese handcraft and modernist form, the Akari Light Sculpture Model 55A is created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame.
- Includes a hard-wire kit which uses an E26 socket and an A19 style bulb
- Both LED and incandescent bulbs can be used
- When using incandescent, it is recommended to not exceed 75 W
- Drop cord is 6’ from ceiling to the top of the fixture
Size20h x 22"diam.
MaterialsWashi Paper, Bamboo, Steel
Year of Design1963