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Noguchi floorlamp

Wednesday, 25 July 2007 by Irene Hoofs

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It is good to back and this time from my own studio (!)… most boxes are unpacked, unfortunately two boxes are missing, not sure how that happened, but to be continued… here is a quick sneak preview in one part of our living room that is finished… I was so happy our Noguchi lamp survived the trip, it is made out of washi paper and bamboo ribbing… beautiful but very, very fragile… (my baby boy is not allowed to come even close as I am sure he will try and rip it apart…), the lamp is part of the Akari Light Sculptures series by Isama Noguchi. He did the original series in the 1950s and was handmade by a manufacturer in Gifu, Japan for more than 50 years. Ours is from a recent reproduction by vitra. Other Noguchi items that are high on my wish list are the rocking stools on the right manufactured by Knoll in the 1950s.

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The picture in the picture above our Noguchi lamp of the Chinese albino women is also one of my favorite ‘personal museum’ pieces (most people either love it or find it “interesting”), it was made by a Dutch photographer Anna Tiedink. She was one of the very talented photographers at the agency which I worked for in Amsterdam a couple of years ago. (not sure whether she is still very active in photography, she might have moved on to something else, but check out her website…).

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