Vintage Akari lamp designed by Isamu Noguchi. The timeless Noguchi design provides a sculptural form as well as a warm glowing source of light. Akari model 3 X light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade rice Mino washi paper, bamboo ribs and enameled metal. Retains original sun/moon stamp. Akari light sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi in the 1950s, this vintage example is from a later production run that was still largely handmade by Ozeki, the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan and bears the Noguchi stamp of authenticity. Designed and manufactured in Japan, circa 1950s. Literature: Isamu Noguchi: Sculptural Design, Eisenbrand, Posch and von Vegesack, pg. 153 Catalogue of Latest Akira, Ozeki, pg. 30. Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the 20th century most important and critically acclaimed sculptors. Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture and set designs. His work, at once subtle and bold, traditional and modern, set a new standard for the reintegration of the arts. It is in new condition and comes in it's original box. Edition signed with Noguchi Akari stamped manufacturer's mark.