||Design-Milestones of 20th-Century Industrial Design
||Constellation of Lamps (1:20) -- Illuminating the Dark (1:54) -- Isamu Noguchi (3:27) -- Consumerism (2:08) -- Curvilinear Domination (1:11) -- 1950 Return to Hiroshima (2:01) -- Four Stage Process (2:20) -- Organic Translucent Hulls (1:23) -- Radio Nurse (0:58) -- Inventor of Abstract and Organic Forms (2:05) -- Akari Geometry and Piracy (2:18) -- Akari Legacy (2:06) -- Credits: The Akari Lamps: Design-Milestones of 20th Century Industrial Design (1:00)
||It was a visit to the Oseki traditional Chochin lantern workshop in Gifu in 1951 that inspired Isamu Noguchi's unusually-shaped lamps, in which candles were replaced by electric light. Noguchi's Akari Lamps were first sold in Japan in 1952 and were marketed internationally from 1955 onwards. Akari lamps are hand-crafted out of softly translucent washi paper and higo bamboo; they are quintessentially light and delicate. Noguchi says Akari lamps "seem to unfold and expand in a way that is magical and beyond anything material".
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, June 24, 2015).|
|Issued in other form||digital transfer of (manifestation): ARTE France, 2003.|
|Publisher number||65379 Films Media Group|