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Akari Model 22N Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 22N light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribs with Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculptures by Isamu...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Akari Model 9A Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 9A light sculpture by Isamu Noguchii. The shade is made from handmade washi paper, wood and bamboo ribs with authentic Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light scu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Akari Model 7AD Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 7AD light sculpture by Isamu Noguchii. The shade is made from handmade washi paper, wood and bamboo ribs with authentic Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Model Number UF3-Q Table/Floor Lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Akari
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model Number UF3-Q table/floor lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Akari. Out of model production designed and manufactured in Japan circa, 1980s. Rice paper, enameled metal. Original cord. Re...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Sculptural Table Lamp by Isamu Noguchi Akari Series 3 X
By Akari, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Akari lamp designed by Isamu Noguchi. The timeless Noguchi design provides a sculptural form as well as a warm glowing source of light. Akari model 3 X light sculpture by ...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Japonisme Table Lamps

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Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 30a Akari Model
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pendant lamp model 30A designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan.) Bamboo ribbing structure covered by washi paper manufactured according to the tr...
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari A, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An extremely rare & very early Akari model « A » by Isamu Noguchi Light sculptural column Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Jap...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari A, Ozeki, 1951
H 66.93 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari M, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « M » by Isamu Noguchi Light sculptural column Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Series started in 1951 ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari M, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari M, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari M, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari M, Ozeki, 1951
H 70.87 in. Dm 9.45 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 112D, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « 112D » by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Series sta...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 3X, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
Akari model "3X" by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Series started in...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Noguchi Akari 1AS Table Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Noguchi Akari 1AS table lamp. Bought from the Original owner who worked as an architect in Japan building military bases. Bought roughly in 1955. This lamp has a great paper label on...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 33N, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model "33N" by Isamu Noguchi Light sculptural column Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Series started in 1951 ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 33N, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 33N, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 33N, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 33N, Ozeki, 1951
H 62.21 in. Dm 18.51 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari L2, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model "L2" by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1908) A light sculptural column, original shade in washi & structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, G...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari L2, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari L2, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari L2, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari L2, Ozeki, 1951
H 48.43 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « 45X » by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and bamboo stem Hand-made form realized...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
H 17.72 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 6a, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
A very rare and early Akari model « 6a » with kanji patterns by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by O...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 6a, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 6a, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 6a, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 6a, Ozeki, 1951
H 24.81 in. Dm 13.39 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 125F, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
A rare and impressive Akari model « 125F » by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 18A, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An extremely rare Akari model « 18A » by Isamu Noguchi A true museum piece only produced during the first early years of Akari (probably between 1951 & 1955) Original shade in was...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari J1, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « J1 » by Isamu Noguchi Light sculptural column Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Series started in 1951 ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 45A, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « 45A » by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Series star...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo, Paper

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45A, Ozeki, 1951
H 17.72 in. Dm 17.72 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 10A, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
Akari model "10A" by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi, bamboo rings & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Se...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 10A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 10A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 10A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 10A, Ozeki, 1951
H 48.43 in. Dm 20.87 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 11A, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model "11A" by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi, bamboo rings & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 11A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 11A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 11A, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 11A, Ozeki, 1951
H 57.88 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 2P, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model "2P" by the artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Original shade in washi Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Serie...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 2P, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 2P, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 2P, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 2P, Ozeki, 1951
H 29.53 in. Dm 11.03 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 33X, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model "33X" by the artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gif...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 33X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 33X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 33X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 33X, Ozeki, 1951
H 13 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model "45X" by the artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and bamboo stem Ha...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo, Paper

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
H 17.72 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp UF4-33N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Isamu Noguchi floor light sculpture Akari model UF4-33N. Beautiful object that supplies an amazing quality of light. Pull chain turns on one lamp socket. Measures: Stands 76" tall so...
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Vintage 1950s Floor Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « 45X » by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and bamboo stem Hand-made form realized...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X, Ozeki, 1951
H 17.72 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 1N, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « 1N » by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Series start...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 1N, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 1N, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 1N, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 1N, Ozeki, 1951
H 15.36 in. Dm 10.24 in.
Isamu Noguchi "Akari" 22N Lamp, 1980s
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Tokyo, JP
"Akari Light Sculpture" model 22N designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured in 1980s. There are some visible turns but it has no problem in practical use. Includes an original box. A l...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-36N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Seattle, WA
Rare and unusual Isamu Noguchi Akari floor lamp model ST2-36N, Isamu Noguchi stamped on steel base and shade. In pristine condition no scratches on the frame or tears on the shade.  
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Early 2000s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-36N
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-36N
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-36N
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-36N
H 75 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari UF2-33N Table Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Model number UF2--33N table or floor lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Akari. Original version manufactured by Ozeki & co in Japan. Rice paper, enameled metal. Retains manufacturer's ori...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Isamu Noguchi Akari UF-3Q Light Sculpture
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Akari UF-3Q floor lamp designed by Isamu Noguchi, 1951. Manufactured by Ozeki & Co. in Japan. Bambu structure covered by washi paper supported by a coated metal base. Wired for U.S...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari UF-3Q Light Sculpture
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari UF-3Q Light Sculpture
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari UF-3Q Light Sculpture
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari UF-3Q Light Sculpture
H 57.09 in. W 16.93 in. D 16.93 in.
Akari 55F by Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model “55F” by the famous artist Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Ja...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X / BB3, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « 45X » on « BB3 » base by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and bamboo stem Hand-ma...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X / BB3, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X / BB3, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X / BB3, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45X / BB3, Ozeki, 1951
H 66.93 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Akari 35N by Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model “A” by the famous American artist Isamu Noguchi This light sculptural column is in original shade in washi & bamboo rims, with a tie in black lacquered metal Hand-ma...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp, Model 14A
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Seattle, WA
A newer vintage Noguchi Akari floor lamp model 14A, In great condition no scratches on the frame or tears on the shade. Came with original box.  
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Early 2000s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari UF3-XN, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « UF3-XN » by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure & base in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Ser...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari UF3-XN, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari UF3-XN, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari UF3-XN, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari UF3-XN, Ozeki, 1951
H 57.09 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.85 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 60F / BB3, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « 60F » on « BB3 » base by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and bamboo stem Hand-ma...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 140XL, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « 140XL » by Isamu Noguchi Light sculptural column Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Series started in 19...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 140XL, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 140XL, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 140XL, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 140XL, Ozeki, 1951
H 55.12 in. W 14.97 in. D 14.97 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 10DT, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
Akari model "10DT" by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi, bamboo rings & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal & plate base in cast iron and black lacquered metal Hand...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari UF4-J1, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model "UF4-J1" by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure & base in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan Ser...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-33N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Seattle, WA
Isamu Noguchi Akari floor lamp model ST2-33N, Isamu Noguchi stamped on steel base and shade. In pristine condition no scratches on the frame or tears on the shade.  
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Early 2000s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-33N
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-33N
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-33N
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-33N
H 75 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Akari 25N by Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model “25N” by the famous artist Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Ja...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Akari 45A by Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model “45A” by the famous artist Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Ja...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari V2 / T2, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
A pair of Akari model « V2 » on « Single Stem Base » (T2) by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and black lacquered...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari V2 / T2, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari V2 / T2, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari V2 / T2, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari V2 / T2, Ozeki, 1951
H 42.13 in. W 13.39 in. D 13.39 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari 40XP / T1, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « 40XP » on « Single Stem Base » (T1) by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Com...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 40XP / T1, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 40XP / T1, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 40XP / T1, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 40XP / T1, Ozeki, 1951
H 25.99 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Isamu Noguchi Akari YA1 / T1 stand, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model "YA1" on "Single Stem Base" (T1) Original shade in washi Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and black lacquered metal stem Hand-made form...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 50EN Model
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pendant lamp model 50EN designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan.) Bamboo ribbing structure covered by washi paper manufactured according to the tradi...
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 70EN / BB3, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model « 70EN » on « BB3 » base by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and bamboo stem Hand-m...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Akari Model 7A Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 7A light sculpture by Isamu Noguchii. The shade is made from handmade washi paper, wood and bamboo ribs with authentic Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light scu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari V2 / BB3 Stand, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
Akari model "V2" on "BB3" base by the famous artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron an...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Cast Stone, Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Table or Floor Lamp, Model 2A
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Seattle, WA
Rare old stock Noguchi Akari floor lamp model 2A. Believed to be discontinued from production. In pristine condition no scratches on the frame or tears on the shade. Came with origin...
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Early 2000s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Isamu Noguchi Akari 50EN / BB2 Stand, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model "50EN" on "BB2" base by the artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Original shade in washi & bamboo rims. Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Cast Stone, Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 45XN / BB1 stand, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Paris, FR
An Akari model "45XN" on "BB1" base by the artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45XN / BB1 stand, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45XN / BB1 stand, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45XN / BB1 stand, Ozeki, 1951
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari 45XN / BB1 stand, Ozeki, 1951
H 30.71 in. W 7.88 in. D 7.88 in.
Vintage "Akari" Pendant Lamp Model 20A, Isamu Noguchi, 1950s
By Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1
Located in Tokyo, JP
Vintage "Akari" pendant lamp model 20A designed by Isamu Noguchi. This individual seems to be manufactured in 1950s and it seems to have never been used. There is no big tones or s...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari Table or Floor Lamp, Model 7A
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Seattle, WA
Rare old stock Noguchi Akari floor lamp model 7A. Believed to be discontinued from production. In pristine condition no scratches on the frame or tears on the shade. Came with origin...
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Early 2000s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Monumental Akari Light Sculpture Model UF4-31N by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Monumental Akari Light Sculpture Model UF4-31N by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribs with Noguchi manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculpture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Anglo-Japanese Floor Lamps

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Metal

1980s-1990s Vintage Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp, Model 10A
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage floor lamp model 10A, 1980s-1990s. Purchased directly from original owner. Washi Paper shade has beautiful patina, with some small holes and tears. Older construction with th...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Large Early J1 Akari Pendant by Isamu Noguchi for Ozeki, 1950s
By Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1
Located in Echt, NL
Early Large J! Akari lamp in excellent condition. Designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1951 Produced by Ozeki & Co., Ltd. New old stock! Model J1 is a large square shaped pendant ...
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi 'Akari' Pendant Mod. 45A, Steph Simon, France, c1950
By Steph Simon, Isamu Noguchi
Located in London, GB
Isamu Noguchi (1904 – 1988) was an artist, furniture designer, ceramicist, theatre designer and landscape architect. In 1951, he began designing Akari Light Sculptures – 100 of them ...
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Lanterns

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Paper

Isamu Noguchi, Akari Mod.22N Table Lamp, Daiko, Japan, C1980
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in London, GB
Isamu Noguchi (1904 – 1988) was an artist, furniture designer, ceramicist, theatre designer and landscape architect. In 1951, he began designing Akari Light Sculptures – 100 of them ...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Modern Lanterns

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Wire

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Akari E For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal akari e for your home. Frequently made of paper, metal and bamboo, every akari e was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect akari e — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A akari e is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is a Akari E?

Prices for a akari e start at $289 and top out at $12,000 with the average selling for $2,456.

Isamu Noguchi Biography and Important Works

A sculptor, painter, ceramicist and furniture and lighting designer, Isamu Noguchi was one of the most prolific and protean creative forces of the 20th century and a key figure in the development of organic modernism. Noguchi’s sculptures and designs share a common spirit: one of lyrical abstraction, tempo and flow and harmonious balance.

Noguchi was born in Los Angeles to an American mother and Japanese father, and spent most of his childhood in Japan. He returned to the United States at age 13, went to high school in Indiana and enrolled at Columbia University to study medicine. At the same time, he took night courses in sculpture. Within three months, he left college to pursue art full time. Noguchi was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1927 and traveled to Paris to work under Constantin Brancusi. It marked a turning point. Inspired by Brancusi, Noguchi embraced abstraction and began to sculpt in the expressive, rhythmic style that would be the hallmark of his work.

Once back in New York, Noguchi was introduced to design by what would become a lifelong collaboration creating sets for choreographer Martha Graham. His first industrial designs were in Bakelite: a sleek clock-timer created circa 1932, and his famed Zenith Radio Nurse intercom, from 1937. Ten years later, Herman Miller introduced Noguchi’s now-iconic glass-topped coffee table with an articulated wooden base. His washi paper and bamboo Akari light sculptures, handmade in Japan, debuted in 1951. In the late 1950s, Noguchi designed for Knoll, creating such pieces as his dynamic Cyclone table and rocking stool.

For collectors, Noguchi’s furniture and lighting designs remain his most accessible work. As you will see on 1stDibs, they have the same power and presence that Noguchi brought to his art.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.