Vitra Akari 3ad Table Lamp by Isamu Noguchi
The paper shade lamp was originally created in 1951 and the name Akari means brightness and lightness. What distinguishes this from the other Akari designs - and also from the various high street imitators, is the delightful retro pattern on the shade. The shade features brown and orange teardrop shapes, a design which is in keeping with the 1950s origin of the lamp, but adds a different twist to it. It is currently on offer at Heal's, reduced from £386 to £328.
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