Early and Rare 19A Akari Pendant by Isamu Noguchi

Early and Rare 19A Akari Pendant by Isamu Noguchi

Early 19A Akari Lamp in good condition. Designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1951. Produced by Ozeki & Co., Ltd. Model 19A was the first globe-shaped light in the Akari series, identifiable by the suffix ‘A’. This example features the earliest manufacturer’s mark, a...
Early and Rare 19A Akari Pendant by Isamu Noguchi

Early and Rare 19A Akari Pendant by Isamu Noguchi, 1950s

Early 19A Akari Lamp in good condition. Designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1951. Produced by Ozeki & Co., Ltd. Measurements: 20 dia × 20 h in / 51 × 51 cm. Model 19A was the first globe-shaped light in the Akari series, identifiable by the suffix ‘A’. This example...
Isamu Noguchi’s Akari Light Sculptures

Isamu Noguchi’s Akari Light Sculptures

  In 1951 Isamu Noguchi visited the town of Gifu, Japan, known for its manufacture of lanterns and umbrellas from mulberry bark paper and bamboo. Noguchi designed the first of his lamps that would be produced by the traditional Gifu methods of construction. He...