Isamu NoguchiPair of Akari model “V1” on “Single Stem Base” (T2)

Original shade in washi
Structure in black lacquered metal & pebble base in cast iron and bamboo stem
Hand-made form realized by Ozeki Company, Gifu, Japan
Series started in 1951
Height: 43 1/4 in./ Diameter: 11 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.”