Characterised by its weightless luminosity, the Akari 10A Floor Lamp from Vitra is a 1950s design inspired by the sun
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The Akari range was designed by Japanese artist Isamu Noguchi, a collection of over 100 lights that utilise Shoji-paper craft. Each product is crafted by hand in a family-owned workshop in Gifu, a Japanese town renowned for its production of traditional paper parasols and lanterns.
Mounted on steel wire tripod legs, the Akari 10A also features bamboo elements, accentuating the naturalistic approach to its construction. Diffused through the folded paper, the overall effect of the bulb is akin to that of the sun, transforming the harshness of electricity into a warm and soothing glow.
The research and development facility which is part of the Vitra Campus has a reputation for pushing boundaries, meaning their products are some of the most durable and innovative in the world.
Their Tip Ton chair by Barber & Osgerby revolutionised the way we sit in schools and public spaces across the world. Their long-lasting relationships with designers such as Konstantin Grcic and Jasper Morrison continue to explore how both the home and workspace can be improved...