Noguchi Museum

Noguchi Museum

Maxwell Ryan
May 17, 2009

This year, the Noguchi Museum had a very stripped down booth that featured one new, reissued design - the 1AS - a painted version of the 1A that hasn't been seen since 1952. We always love their lamps and this one is no exception. It sells for $145. The print on the wall is an old advertising shot that they found in their archives.

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"In 1951 Isamu Noguchi visited the Japanese town of Gifu, know for its manufacture of lanterns and umbrellas from the mulberry bark paper and bamboo. Inspired by the lanterns illuminating night fishing on the Nagara River, Noguchi designed the first of his lamps that would be produced by the traditional Gifu methods of construction. He called these works Akari, a term meaning light as illumination, but also implying the idea of weightlessness."

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