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Noguchi Paper Lamps

I inherited a love of lighting from my Dad. We were both obsessed with light fixtures. My all-time favorite lamps are the "light sculptures" by Isamu Noguchi. Designed in the 1950's and made with Japanese mulberry paper, these have become design classics.

Their incredible fragility contrasts beautifully with the clean lines of modernist architecture to create a perfect balance of hard and soft textures. The [Noguchi Museum]( in Long Island, NY, still sells these lamps with the original Noguchi designs. They are well worth the price.

When I was an impoverished architecture student, I saved every penny in order to buy an Akari lamp for almost $200! It was the first design object I ever purchased. I still have this treasure.

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