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Poise, Pendant in Paper and Lead, S, YMER&MALTA, France

$346.39per item


Pairing a strong shape with a fragile material, Poise is a clean, modern origami. The pendant comes with a 6m (19,7’) long cable freeing up creative possibilites for installation. The graphic lines of the cable going up and down in the space complement the geometric shape of the paper volume As with the Akari Series from the 1950s, the required assembly of the paper is part of the experience of this lamp, a tactical engagement fostering a deeper connection with the piece. As Valérie Maltaverne was studying Isamu Noguchi’s work to develop the Akari Unfolded collection, she was captivated by one sculpture in particular where the artist had assembled several small objects found on the beach in a suspended mobile. With this sculpture in mind she developed the “Poise” design with Sebastian Bergne. The lead weight suspended at the end of the cord is meticulously calculated to give “Poise” the perfect angle. It was designed to match the graphics of the paper volume and fabricated by a French producer of fishing leads. To achieve the perfect folding process and the ideal diffuse lighting effect necessitated a long research and prototyping process and testing of several different paper types. Poise is part of the Akari Unfolded collection created by the YMER&MALTA Studio for The Noguchi Museum to pay homage to the iconic Akari series by Isamu Noguchi. This collection was exhibited in 2018/2019 at The Noguchi Museum in New York. Poise is in a numbered edition and each piece has a "Certificate of Authenticity".


  • Creator
    Sebastian Bergne (Author),YMER&MALTA (Author)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.82 in. (30 cm)Width: 12.6 in. (32 cm)Depth: 9.06 in. (23 cm)
  • Style
    Other (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    Available Now
  • Condition
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  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5283219324142

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: PARIS, France
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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