DIY Table Lamp: Noguchi-Inspired IKEA Hack

DIY Table Lamp: Noguchi-Inspired IKEA Hack

Aaron Able
Oct 8, 2010

With a few tweaks, Chris of ManMade hacked IKEA's $10 VÄTE table lamp to more closely resemble one of Isamu Noguchi's Akari lamps.

This is a fun project but it should be noted that this hack is a far cry from the the original Akari Beehive Table Lamp (at left) which is still made from handmade washi paper and artfully asymmetrical bamboo ribbing:

You can see step-by-step instructions for the VÄTE table lamp hack at ManMade | IKEA Hack: How to Make a Noguchi-Inspired Mid-Century Modern Lamp.

Image: ManMade

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