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Vintage Akari 4N Light Sculpture Lamp by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Akari
Located in Chalk Hill, PA
Vintage Akari 4N light sculpture lamp by Isamu Noguchi. Late 20th century "Gemini" model. Shade is
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Early Edition Model 3X Akari Table Lamp by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Montréal, QC
Model 3X Akari Table Lamp by Isamu Noguchi, 1960s. Early edition model, marked with the red sun and
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20th Century Table Lamps

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Paper

“Akari” Floor Lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Ozeki & Co, Japan, 1950
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A fantastic “Akari” Floor Lamp designed by Isamu Noguchi and manufactured by Ozeki & Co. in Japan
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Rare Early 10D Akari Floor Lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Ozeki, 1950s
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Echt, NL
Early important 10D Akari lamp in excellent condition. Designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1951 Produced
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Akari Model 1N Light Sculpture Table Lamp By Isamu Noguchi, Japan 1980s
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Akari model 1N light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and
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Vintage 1970s Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Mod. 2P Vintage Wash Paper Table Lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Akari Associates
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Koper, SI
Beautiful light sculpture by the Japanese design master Isamu Noguchi, known as model 2P. This is a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Rare Early 1A Akari Table Lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Ozeki, 1952
Located in Echt, NL
Early 1A Akari table lamp in excellent condition. Designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1951 Produced by
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 7A Table Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Model number 7A table or floor lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Akari. Original version manufactured by
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Isamu Noguchi Akari 7A Table Lamp
Isamu Noguchi Akari 7A Table Lamp
H 24.02 in W 16.54 in D 16.54 in
Isamu Noguchi Akari UF2-33N Light
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Model number UF2--33N table or floor lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Akari. Original quite recent
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Isamu Noguchi Akari UF2-33N Light
Isamu Noguchi Akari UF2-33N Light
H 25.99 in Dm 15.75 in
Isamu Noguchi UF4-L8 Floor Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in London, GB
This is a 1980's Isamu Nochi Lamp purchased in Italy in the same period. The model which was
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo

Isamu Noguchi UF4-L8 Floor Lamp
Isamu Noguchi UF4-L8 Floor Lamp
H 75.6 in W 21.66 in D 7.88 in
Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp BB3-33S
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Poetic Isamu Noguchi Akari floor lamp, model BB3-33S. Cast iron base with bamboo stem and a
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Iron

Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp BB3-33S
Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp BB3-33S
H 66.93 in W 29.14 in D 9.85 in
Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern 70XL Pendant Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp, model 70XL, designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern 33N Pendant Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp, model 33N, designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern 33N Pendant Lamp
Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern 33N Pendant Lamp
No Reserve
H 59.06 in W 18.9 in D 18.9 in
Original Vintage Isamu Noguchi 4N Light Sculpture Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Victoria, BC
Model 4N light sculpture designed by Isamu Noguchi. This piece is believed to date from the late
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Vintage 1970s Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid Century Modern Akari 1A table Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Akari 1A lamp, designed by Isamu Noguchi. In good condition. Edition signed with stamped
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari UF4-L10 Light Sculpture Floor Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Akari UF4-L10 floor lamp designed by Isamu Noguchi, 1951. Manufactured by Ozeki & Co. in Japan
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Vintage Isamu Noguchi Akari UF4-J1 floor lamp, 1980s
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Centreville, VA
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 70EN Ceiling Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Centreville, VA
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 36N Ceiling Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Centreville, VA
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 55A Ceiling Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Centreville, VA
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 31N Ceiling Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Centreville, VA
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari 24N, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model “24N” by Isamu Noguchi. Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 3X, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model "3X" by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 2P, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model "2P" by the artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Original shade in washi Structure in
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 10DT, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model "10DT" by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi, bamboo rings & bamboo rims Structure
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern Paper Akari 26A Ceiling Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
26A ceiling lamp, designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan.) Bamboo
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Early Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 3X Table Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Isamu Noguchi Akari light sculpture. Model 3X table lamp. Early model, marked with iconic red
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Early Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 3A Table Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Centreville, VA
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 3X
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dallas, TX
This vintage Akari Light Sculpture designed by Isamu Noguchi is an icon of 1950s modern design: a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Isamu Noguchi Akari 40XP / T1, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model « 40XP » on « Single Stem Base » (T1) by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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 Light Sculpture Model 1P
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Isamu Noguchi Akari light sculpture. Model 1P. Early model, marked with iconic red sun and moon
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern Washi Paper Akari 3x Table Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp, model 1X, designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Early Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 23N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Isamu Noguchi Akari light sculpture. Model 23N. Noguchi’s Akari series started in 1951, model 23N
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Early Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 21N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
TWO AVAILABLE. SOLD SEPERATELY. Isamu Noguchi Akari light sculpture. Model 21N. Noguchi’s Akari
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari 34N / T Stand, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model "34N" on "T" base by the artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Original shade in washi
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

46" tall Isamu Noguchi Akari Large Floor lamp Model 25N circa 2015
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
Isamu Noguchi Akari Sculpture Floor Lamp Model 25N. Oversized floor lamp at a staggering 46” tall
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2010s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Iron

Akari Model 1AS Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 1AS light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Akari Model 1AG Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 1AG light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper, ink
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Early 2000s Japanese Anglo-Japanese Table Lamps

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Metal

Akari Model 3A Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Akari
Located in Glendale, CA
and bamboo ribs with authentic Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculptures by Isamu
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21st Century and Contemporary 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
and bamboo ribs with authentic Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculptures by Isamu
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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 Isamu Noguchi, Akari
Located in Glendale, CA
, wood and bamboo ribs with authentic Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculptures by Isamu
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Anglo-Japanese Table Lamps

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Metal

Akari Model 20n Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari Model 20N light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Akari Model 2A Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Akari
Located in Glendale, CA
and bamboo ribs with authentic Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculptures by Isamu
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Akari Model 1AD Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Akari
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 1AD light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shades are made from handmade washi paper and
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Akari Model XP1 Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Akari
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model XP1 light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern Large Akari Bamboo Washi Paper Floor Lamp 22N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
22N table lamp, designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan.) Bamboo
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari YA1 / T1 stand, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
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

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi. Akari 21A / BB2. 1st Edition. Oseki. 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
ISAMU NOGUCHI Akari model “21A” on BB2 Base Original shade in washi, bamboo rings & bamboo rims
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari 33X on T Base, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model “33X” on “T” base by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari S1 on BB3 Base, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model “S1” on “BB3” base by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Floor Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 30D on T Base, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model “30D” on “T” base by Isamu Noguchi. Original shade in washi & bamboo rims. Structure
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari L2 on Bb3 Base, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model “L2” on “BB3” base by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi Structure in black
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Floor Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari L2 on Bb3 Base, Ozeki, 1951
Isamu Noguchi Akari L2 on Bb3 Base, Ozeki, 1951
H 67.33 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Isamu Noguchi. Akari 45XN / BB2. 1st edition. Ozeki, Japan. 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
ISAMU NOGUCHI « Akari » Table lamp Model « 45XN/BB2 » Series started in 1951 Model designed in
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Paper

Isamu Noguchi, Akari Light Sculpture, Bamboo, Paper, Iron, Japan, 1970s
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in High Point, NC
A washi paper, bamboo and black-painted iron light sculpture or floor lamp, designed by  Isamu
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Floor Lamps

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Iron

Isamu Noguchi. Akari 45A / BB3. 1st edition. Ozeki, Japan. 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
ISAMU NOGUCHI AKARI Model « 45A on BB3 Base » Series started in 1951 An original shade in Washi
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Paper

Isamu Noguchi. Akari model 1AJ. 1st edition. Ozeki, Japan. 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
ISAMU NOGUCHI Akari model “1AJ” Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black lacquered
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari S2 on BB3 Base, Ozeki, 1951 Floor Lamp Bamboo Metal Paper
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model “S2” on “BB3” base by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Floor Lamps

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Metal

Early Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculptures Model T1-V2 c. 1977
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Isamu Noguchi Akari light sculpture. Model T1-V2. Noguchi’s Akari series started in 1951, model T1
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari 40XP on Single Stem Base T1, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model “40XP” on “single stem base” (T1) by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 31NW on Single Stem Base T3, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model “33N” on “Single Stem Base” (T3) by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Floor Lamps

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Metal

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Lamp By Isamu Noguchi For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic lamp by isamu noguchi available at 1stDibs. Each lamp by isamu noguchi for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using paper, metal and bamboo. There are many kinds of the lamp by isamu noguchi you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A lamp by isamu noguchi, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

How Much is a Lamp By Isamu Noguchi?

A lamp by isamu noguchi can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,500, while the lowest priced sells for $289 and the highest can go for as much as $15,516.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere 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. A wide range of antique and vintage lighting can be found on 1stDibs.

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 — there are Art Deco table lamps created in a universally appreciated style, the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of mid-century 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 for sale on 1stDibs.

Questions About Lamp By Isamu Noguchi
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Noguchi’s iconic Akari Light Sculptures are available directly through Noguchi’s own shop. Vintage editions of the lamps are available online through many different retailers and platforms, including on 1stDibs. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Isamu Noguchi pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Noguchi lamps are made using the inner bark of a Mulberry tree. Washi paper is then cut into strips and glued onto both sides of the bamboo-ribbed framework. You’ll find a selection of Noguchi lamps from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The assembly of Noguchi Akari light sculptures depends on the model, as there are several models available. Take note of your exact model number and then consult the brand’s website for the multi-stepped process of assembly. Shop a range of vintage and modern Isamu Noguchi light sculptures on 1stDibs.