I had a fantasist photo shoot at my home today! I am excited to soon share the beautiful photos that my old friend and wonderful photographer Brian Mccalla, took of our space. However, during the shoot I could not help but think how great it would be to have a Akari Noguchi sculptured floor lamp in one particular corner of my dining room… I know, it sounds random but I have always, always wanted one! You could be wondering, “what is a Noguchi Akari floor lamp”? Well, let me en-light-en you on this beautiful and iconic fixture!
Here’s a little history about the fixtures and the designer. Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) was a designer, architect, craftsman and considered one of the twentieth century’s most important sculptors. Throughout his life he created furniture, ceramics, architecture, and lighting fixtures. Noguchi developed over a 100 different hand-made Shoji-paper table lamps, floor lamps and ceiling lights. The original Noguchi Akari light sculptures are considered to be icons of modern design in the 1950s. If you have been following my blog, you may have noticed that I have been on a paper lamp kick lately! I can’t help it! They are just that gorgeous!
Noguchi loved working in forms that suggested light and weightlessness. Today, his designs and concepts have been copied and duplicated by many lower-end retailers. But, in my opinion there is nothing that compares to the original! His Akari Freeform column floor lamp is still in production today! However, I will mention that the original Akari floor lamps typically cost around $800.00… Which is a tad bit pricey for a floor lamp! Oh well, a girl can dream!
Please click on the link to read more about my love affair with paper lanterns! http://www.acreativeinterior.com/?p=1583
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for upcoming pictures from today’s photo shoot! I can’t wait to share them with you!