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Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

Japanese, 1904-1988

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.

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Creator: Isamu Noguchi
Akari Model 5x Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Akari Model 5x 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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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Akari Model 24N Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 24N 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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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

Monumental Isamu Noguchi Akari 25N Floor Lamp
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Monumental Isamu Noguchi Akari 25N floor lamp. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribs with Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculptures by Isamu No...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Three Legged Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scarce model 9 three-legged cylinder table lantern, designed by Isamu Noguchi. A pared down design, consists of aged fiberglass shade supported by three cherry legs. 1950s. Measur...
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Mid-20th Century Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Cherry

Isamu Noguchi, Early "Akari" Table Lamp, Washi Paper, Bamboo, Iron, Ozeki c 1960
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early example of Isamu Noguchi's "Akari" table lamp. Produced by Ozeki Company, Japan. The underside of base marked. The original washi paper shade bears Noguchi's printed mark. ...
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1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Iron

Akari Model 22N Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, 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 I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

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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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi, Early "Akari" Table Lamp, Washi Paper, Iron, Ozeki, c 1960
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Noguchi's "Akari" table lamp / light sculpture. Produced by Ozeki Company, Japan. The original washi paper shade bears Noguchi's printed mark. Other designers of the period inc...
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1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Iron

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 Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

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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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

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 ideogram. Hand-made form by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan. Series started in 195...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

1950s White Sculptural Matching Pair of Table Lamps 'Azaki' by Isamu Noguchi 'B'
By Buckminster Fuller, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sculptural light, Table Lamps, Akari, Isamu Noguchi for Ozeki, USA, 1952. Two early example of Isamu Noguchi´s "Akari" table lamps. The shades are made out of fine paper followed ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Iron

Akari Model 3A Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Akari
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 3A 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 Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi "AKARI" Lamp with Bamboo Stand 'BB', 1960s
By Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1
Located in Kawaguchi city, Saitama
Very rare "Akari Light Sculpture" with the stand of BB series. The shade in washi paper and bamboo rim, and the cast iron base and bamboo stem.Hand-made by Ozeki in Gifu, Japan. ...
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1960s Japanese Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Iron

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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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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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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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

1940s Luminous Sculptural Table Lamp by Isamu Noguchi 'G'
By Ingo Maurer, Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sculptural table lamp, Isamu Noguchi for Knoll International, USA, 1947. Beautiful table lamp by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made out of Fiberglas-reinforced polyvinyl and stands ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Fiberglass, Wood

Original Table Lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll
By Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare and original table lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll. Designed and manufactured by Knoll in the US circa the 1940s. Natural parchment shade is gently hoisted by three cherry wood ...
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1940s American Japonisme Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Cherry, Fiberglass, Parchment Paper

Isamu Noguchi, Table Lamp, Akari Model, Lacquered Metal, circa 1980, Japan
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), Table lamp, Akari model, Base in black lacquered metal, The top of the lamp in washi paper globe, circa 1980, Japan. Measures: Height 70 cm, diameter 40 ...
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1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

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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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern Washi Paper 1 Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp, model 1X, designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan.) Bamboo ribbing structure covered by washi paper manufactured according to the traditi...
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1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

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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1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Isamu Noguchi 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 and bamboo ribs with the original Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light s...
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Early 2000s Japanese Anglo-Japanese Isamu Noguchi 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 bamboo ribs with Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculptures by Isamu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

Monumental Isamu Noguchi Akari 23N Floor Lamp
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Isamu Noguchi Akari 23N floor lamp. Executed in handmade washi paper and bamboo ribs with original Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp and metal legs. Akari light sculptures...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

Sculptural Table Lamp by Isamu Noguchi, UF1-0, Akari Series
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Schagen, NL
This wonderful handcrafted sculptural lamp was designed by the famous Isamu Noguchi in the 1950s. This Tri-colored (black, white, red) lamp was manufactured by Ozeki and Co Ltd. ...
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1950s Japanese Japonisme Vintage Isamu Noguchi Table Lamps

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Metal

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Isamu Noguchi table lamps for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs - Isamu Noguchi table lamps are available for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of paper and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Isamu Noguchi table lamps there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 26 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original table lamps by Isamu Noguchi were created in Japan during the 20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider table lamps by Maitland Smith, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. and Akari. Prices for Isamu Noguchi table lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $NaN and tops out at $NaN, while pieces like these can sell for $NaN on average.

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