Lampshades: shoji paper, some partially painted. Some models with end pieces in wood/ bamboo.
Structure: bamboo/steel wire.
Legs: painted steel wire.
The light of Akari is like the light of the sun filtered through the paper of shoji. The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night.‘ (Isamu Noguchi)