Isamu NoguchiAkari model “32N X Jean-Marie Calmettes” on “BB3” base

Original shade in washi, bamboo rims & painting
Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and bamboo stem
Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan
1951 / 1972 : the painter Jean-Marie Calmettes (1918-2007) was invited by Steph Simon in 1972 for his 70th birthday party to paint on an early Akari “32N”, with Isamu Noguchi’s agreement
Unique piece
Height: 78 7/8 in. / Diameter: 22 7/8 in.

Early model with the iconic red logo, the Sun and the Moon


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ABOUT Isamu Noguchi

Portrait of Isamu Noguchi by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, 1955



Isamu Noguchi is an American artist of Japanese descent. He is mostly qualified as a sculptor but he also worked in the design, gardens, and scenography fields: multi-faced, artistically and personally, he represents, in his own words, “the fusion of two worlds, East and West [and hopes to reflect] more than both.”