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Vitra Akari 1A Light Sculpture

The Vitra Akari 1A Light Structure (1951) by the famous designer Isamu Noguchi are a series of luminaires, handcrafted from traditional washi paper by Japanese artisans

£305.00 inc. VAT

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Available as made to order

Hand made in Japan please allow up to 3 months for delivery

Product Specific Information

Lampshades: washi paper, some partially painted. Some models with end pieces in wood/bamboo.
Structure: bamboo/steel wire.
Legs: painted steel wire.
Light source: 4W LED
Socket: E27
Dimmability: not dimmable.
Kelvin: 2700 K (warm white).
Plug: Euro flat, 2-pin (type C plug).
Max. watt: 12 W
Energy efficiency: E
Cable length for table lamps: 130 cm.
Cable length for floor lamps: 300 cm.
Cable length for ceiling lamps: 220 cm.

Vitra Akari. 1A Light Sculpture Description

The Vitra Akari 1A Light Sculpture is part of a series of handcrafted luminaires made from traditional wash Japanese paper.

‘The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun.’ (Noguchi)

Sizing/Assembly & Warranty Information

  • Overal Dimensions
    430mm high x 250mm wide

Delivery & Returns Information


Our standard delivery time on all orders FROM STOCK we aim to Deliver within 3-5 working days  (unless otherwise stated) MON- FRI  8AM TO 6PM and is  FREE OF CHARGE to mainland UK for all orders.

* Excludes the Scottish highlands which is chargeable.

If the item is ( Made to Order) you can find the lead time under the Add to Basket Button (these are as accurate as possible)

Products showing PRE ORDER are items we have coming back in to stock and the dates are on the product pages. When you buy a pre order item it is reserved and when it arrives with us we ship it on to you please allow 3 working days after date shown for delivery.

We also ship to NI, ROI and the Channel islands also Mainland Europe.

For more information, please visit our dedicated Delivery Information page.

Easy Returns

All items listed as in stock can be returned or exchanged easily. The item must be in the original packaging and in New Condition and unused! You have 14 days from the date the item was received. We can arrange the return for you.

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Vitra Akari A1 Light Sculpture