Lighting sculpture “AKARI” by Isamu Noguchi


Isamu Noguchi, one of the leading sculptors and designers of the 20th century and has numerous works in the MoMA collection, has been performing artistic activities for 60 years since the 1920s and is still changing around the world. And continue to attract many people.

At the MoMA Design Store, a lighting sculpture “AKARI” lamp, one of Isamu Noguchi’s masterpieces, and a textured Japanese paper with a shrinking and wrinkle as it is, depicting the unique design of AKARI I will introduce the framed version of.
Also, you can see beautiful sculptures of light created based on these ancient Japanese aesthetics at stores and online stores.

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Period: Now being held – February 28, 2020
Shops: – MoMA Design Store Omotesando
5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo GYRE 3F
– MoMA Design Store Kyoto
Mina Kyoto 1F. 58 Kawakami-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

* Sales items vary depending on the store.
>MoMA Design Store(Online store)

About Isamu Noguchi AKARI

Lighting sculpture created by Isamu Noguchi in 1952 from the encounter with Gifu lanterns, a traditional industry in Gifu. The nature of Japanese paper, which diffuses light softly, and the rough laying of bamboo skeletons, which form the framework, leave the shrinkage and wrinkles of the Japanese paper as it is. Made it work.

Isamu Noguchi AKARI Framed Art

Framed version of Japanese paper used for AKARI. It has a delicate matte finish and is housed in an aluminum frame. It is a gem that feels AKARI’s lightness and ephemeralness in the subtle texture that leaves the shrinkage and wrinkles of Hon Mino paper.

About Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi, one of the leading sculptors and designers of the 20th century, has been performing arts for 60 years since the 1920s. Noguchi devoted his life to experiments in artistic expression, leaving not only furniture and lamps, but also a wide range of sculptures, gardens, furniture, ceramics, architecture and stage art.



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