Akari Light Sculptures
Akari Ceiling Lamps | The Noguchi Museum
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for a half century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form. The lamps are created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame.

Ceiling Lamp Models 50EN, 70EN & 95ENCeiling Models 30D, 45D, 55D, 75D & 100DCeiling Models 30A, 45A, 55A, 75A & 120ACeiling Lamp Models 30F, 55F, 70F & 125F
Ceiling Lamp Model 23ACeiling Lamp Model 24ACeiling Lamp Model 40XPCeiling Lamp Model YP1
Ceiling Lamp Models 33X and 45XCeiling Lamp Model L1Ceiling Lamp Model L2Ceiling Lamp Model L3
Ceiling Lamp Model L4-DISCONTINUEDCeiling Lamp Model L5Ceiling Lamp Model L6Ceiling Lamp Model L7
Ceiling Lamp Model L8Ceiling Lamp Model 30PCeiling Lamp Model J1Ceiling Lamp Model JP
Ceiling Lamp Model 31NCeiling Lamp Model 33NCeiling Lamp Model ECeiling Lamp Model B
Ceiling Lamp Model 16ACeiling Lamp Models 15A, 21A and 26A


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Recognizing an Original

A genuine Akari model will have a stamped red sun and half moon with Japan written under the symbol on the shade. Next to the symbol will be the signature "I. Noguchi".
The lamps age gracefully due to the quality of the paper.