European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
"Akari" Floor LampMade in United States, North and Central America
Designed by Isamu Noguchi, American, 1904 - 1988. Made by George Kovacs Lighting, Inc., New York, 1954 - present.
Mulberry bark paper, bamboo, metal
Currently not on view
1979-87-1a--dGift of the artist, 1979
LabelThe sculptor Isamu Noguchi designed this lamp, one of a series inspired by traditional Japanese lanterns. He named the lamps akari, which means "the light of illumination" and "the essence of lightness."